Ruth Smith

    Active Care Group

    Ruth Smith is CEO of Active Care Group – the UK’s leading national provider of post-COVID rehabilitation and complex care services for children, young people and adults

    Ruth began her career in a purely clinical setting as a specialist brain injury rehabilitation nurse and progressed into Quality Assurance, Health and Social Care management positions. Her insight and expertise span both the front line and managerial challenges of the sector.  An individual of proven integrity, Ruth employs role-models-values-based leadership to command the confidence and trust of all stakeholders.

    In her previous position as COO of Active Care Group, Ruth demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and led a restructure of its six divisions spanning residential and supported living, care in the home, Christchurch rehabilitation services, Remeo respiratory services, case management and Jane Lewis Healthcare Recruitment Solutions.  The Group brings together over 40 care providers to form a progressive, integrated, specialist healthcare business with a national footprint and unique focus on complex care. It employs over 4000 staff who support more than 2000 clients across 60+ locations in England, Scotland and Wales.