Group Director Marketing and Communications, Smurfit Kappa

Ruth Cosgrove

Passionate about making brands matter, Ruth has been developing brand strategies that resonate with consumers and customers since 2000.

Ruth holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from the University of Limerick and a diploma in Digital Marketing. Over the past 17 years, Ruth has worked with companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Kepak and Britvic International across many FMCG sectors managing brand portfolios in Ireland, Europe and North America. For the past six years, she is working with Smurfit Kappa Group (FTSE100) to build their global reputation as industry-leading sustainable packaging solutions provider. Ruth believes unearthing real insights and cross collaboration are key to building energy, positivity, teamwork and ultimately successful outcomes.

She is also a wife and mother who appreciates good food and tends a small vegetable patch. Running and sea swimming keeps her fit and her mind clear.