I'm Ruth and I'm currently working as a Senior Adviser for Natural England. I've been a member of the LI since 2005 (I think!?) and became chartered in 2011. I'm the Branch Representative for the SouthEast Branch under Akash's excellent lead 😉 so I'm sitting on the Advisory Council too ( or AdCo as I think we call it) I'm a member of the Friends of he Landscape Archive at Reading (FOLAR) the archive is housed by the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) which is part of the University of Reading.
I'm also an Optician! I became a Fellow of the British Dispensing Opticians back in 1995, I have a seat on the National Clinical Committee and I'm Vice Chair of my Local Optical Committee. I'm part of a working group raising awareness of the Social Environmental and Ethical impact of the profession (SEE...ha ha see what the clever opticians did there?) We've got our launch summit on 4th October and if anyone wants a ticket I'm sure I can blag you one 😉
I'm soo looking forward to being able to meet up soon