Ruth Kieran

CEO, Cirkle

Ruth began her career in the 90s, during the dotcom boom, working in the UK and then in Asia-Pacific on tech behemoths such as Microsoft, IBM and Yahoo! Returning to the UK and shifting focus from tech PR to consumer behaviour change, she joined Kindred in 2002, rising from Account Manager to its Managing Partner before moving to Lexis. Three years later Ruth joined Cirkle in 2018 as MD, and was subsequently promoted to CEO in 2020. Ruth is Co-Chair of the Alliance of Independent Agencies, leading the ‘people pillar’ of the organisation’s activities across wellbeing, talent and EDI.

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