Ruth Marks

Ruth Marks, Chief Executive

Chief Executive

Ruth was appointed as Chief Executive of WCVA in 2015. As the first Older People’s Commissioner in the world, Ruth established the independent office and used her statutory powers to review health care for older people, producing the report Dignified Care.

An experienced charity sector activist and leader, Ruth has led RNIB Cymru and Chwarae Teg and an independent review into health regulation in Wales. Her post graduate qualifications are in human resource management and collaborative leadership.

Ruth regularly contributes to inquiries and advisory boards on issues including diversity, equalities, volunteering and the charity sector. Ruth is a trustee of ACEVO and Cynnal Cymru, an advisory board member of Academi Wales and a director of the International Federation on Ageing.

Ruth enjoys going to the theatre and cinema and absolutely loves travelling – whether on short trips or worldwide adventures with her husband.

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Published: 17/08/23

Could you be the new Social Partnership Council rep?

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Published: 05/09/22

Keeping the lights on

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Published: 08/03/21

International Women’s Day – white wellies and purple boots

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Published: 08/01/21

WCVA’s resolutions for 2021

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Published: 18/06/20

Small charities, big impact: thoughts on Small Charities Week

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Published: 15/04/20

Stepping up: how Wales’ voluntary sector is coping with the COVID-19 crisis

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Published: 03/04/20

The big charity squeeze

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Published: 24/03/20

Being there when we’re needed, not just when it’s convenient

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