Institution: self-employed Country: United Kingdom Interests: Process of OR, managing and marketing OR, strategy, change management Website: -Ruth Kaufman is a Companion of the UK Operational Research Society (ORS), and Immediate Past President of the Society. She took a maths BA in the school of social sciences at Sussex University. This led to a long career in public sector OR and wider management, at London Transport, London Electricity, Department of Health and Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD). At ECGD, she joined the Executive Board, having responsibility for strategy and change management as well as leading an influential OR group. In the voluntary sector, Ruth chaired a small charity, Woman's Trust, for five years, and was a founder member of the ORS's Pro Bono Scheme. Ruth is currently (amongst other things), Advisor to the Finance Committee at the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, a visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics, and a freelance consultant and advisor. She was awarded an OBE for “Services to Operational Research” in the 2016 NewYear’s Honours List.