Ruth Forbes, Community and Environmental Director at Japan Tobacco International (JTI) UK, has been appointed a trustee of The Gallaher Trust.
As Community and Environmental Director of JTI UK, the company that founded The Gallaher Trust, Ruth has worked in positions of increasing responsibility within the Corporate Affairs Department. With extensive experience in corporate and political affairs, Ruth is responsible for the company’s community investment and environmental programmes.
Ruth is currently a trustee of the Veolia Environmental Trust and joins The Gallaher Trust with a long-standing connection to Northern Ireland, having managed charitable partnerships in Belfast and Lisnafillan.
As a trustee, Ruth will work with the Trust’s chosen delivery partners to create jobs, develop skills, and support disadvantaged adults in the wider Ballymena community.