Ruth Corcoran-Henry

Key Consultants

Ruth is a Scientist and Project/Programme Manager with 16 years experience gained across a variety of business units within FMCG and Consumer Healthcare.

Sector and Service Expertise

Ruth brings Skarbek’s clients expertise in the Healthcare, Medical, pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors. She is particularly aligned with Skarbek’s Project Management services.

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 leader with a Green Belt in Operational Excellence gained from her experience in Project and Programme Management roles. Having worked in 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’s experience in Strategy and Business Development teams saw her play a lead role in managing divestments, integrations and delivering business transformation and change for a global healthcare business. Ruth also brings a core capability in providing tailored project management courses having trained groups globally to build competitive capability.

Over the last few years, Ruth has been deployed in a number of client roles across Supply chain management and Project 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 significant business change, and she has developed team ways of working and capability strategy.

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