Ruth Mortimer is global president of Advertising Week. Formerly managing director, global education and development at Advertising Week, she is in charge with developing the brand's thought leadership agenda and elearning business and working with the global business directors to develop each region.
She has held a large number of roles in managing content businesses and product development. She was managing partner at award-winning digital marketing training business Econsultancy, where she oversaw product development and thought leadership.
She was also previously director of the Festival of Marketing, where she brought speakers such as Apple founder Steve Wozniak to the UK. She was also formerly content director for Centaur Marketing, which comprises Marketing Week, Econsultancy, Festival of Marketing, Creative Review, Design Week, Celebrity Intelligence, Fashion/Beauty Monitor, Year Ahead and Foresight News.
She was formerly editor of Marketing Week magazine and an award winning business columnist. In her freelance career, she has worked with brands such as Channel 4 on identifying new talent.
She joined Advertising Week in April 2019.