Ruth Corcoran-Henry

Board & Senior Management

Ruth is a Scientist and senior leader of Portfolio & Programme Management with 25 years’ experience gained through delivering complex initiatives in both permanent and consulting roles across functionally and geographically diverse teams. She has played a key role in the growth, development, and transformation of organisations.

Sector and Service Expertise

Ruth is particularly aligned with Skarbek’s Project Management services, demonstrating leadership and delivery in a variety of roles and industries. She brings expertise and a unique mix of capabilities from Pharmaceuticals, Health Care and FMCG in positions spanning; Department Head, Project and Programme Leadership, Portfolio Management, M&A and Integration Leadership, Contract Manufacturing & Global Supply, Business Change & Transformation, Technical Transfer and Research & Development.

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Strengths and Career Achievements

During several years in R&D at Proctor & Gamble and GlaxoSmithKline, Ruth gained considerable experience in the product life cycle from successful development, launch and market roll out across cosmetic products, medical devices and registered medicines.

Ruth is an accomplished project and programme leader with a Green Belt in Operational Excellence gained from her experience in roles within External Supply, Supply Chain and Global Product Development. Ruth offers clients capabilities and expertise in Contract Manufacturing, execution of product transfers, technical problem-solving, including root cause and risk analysis and the successful end-to-end delivery of new products. Ruth also brings a core capability in providing tailored project management courses having trained groups globally to build competitive capability.

Ruth’s experience in Strategy and Business Development has seen her play lead roles in managing divestments, integrations and delivering business transformation programmes within global healthcare, FMCG and pharmaceutical businesses.

Ruth has supported a number of client roles across Supply chain management and Project/Programme Management where key deliverables have included successful completion of multiple business-critical projects; new product launches, market expansions, product optimisation and manufacturing transfers. In addition, Ruth has provided focus and governance through a significant business change acting as programme lead for a complex R&D technical centre build and organisation relocation in the South East.

Over the last few years Ruth’s leadership role with Rosemont Pharmaceuticals saw her design and lead the expansion of a PMO structure to enhance execution, accelerating innovation, and facilitating transformation enabling a 200% increase in active initiatives. This included developing and implementing processes and standards to build organisational ways of working and capability. Alongside leading the PMO team, Ruth was also the overall project lead accountable for the end-to-end design, build, and delivery of a new R&D Innovation Centre in Leeds successfully completed within a challenging environment.

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