Ruth Foster
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Ruth Foster

Chief People Officer

​I am the Chief People Officer for Eames Group, supporting all offices and entities across the globe. I was appointed to the Board in 2020.

Within my role, I oversee all aspects of human resources, learning and development, talent acquisition and marketing and am committed to aligning these functions to the overall ‘Future at Eames’ strategic plan.

My Eames career started in 2010 when I joined a recruitment desk as a team leader in London before transitioning into an HR role. I have always had a passion for people, and this move enabled me to support the business by developing long term people strategies that drive growth.

I am results-driven and am passionate about combining culture, purpose, leadership, and inclusivity to create work environments full of opportunity.

We believe an inclusive culture is one where everyone feels empowered to be themselves and feel like they truly belong. A place where people can develop, have fun, and create opportunities. We believe in a culture that develops as we grow but always stays true to our core values. As Chief People Officer, I am committed to embedding and upholding our company values and developing growth strategies with our leadership team that are purpose-driven.

What does being an opportunity maker mean to you?

Eames, for me, has always been a business that has boundless opportunities- it’s meritocratic, so you have to push yourself every day, working towards both individual, team and business goals, but if you do, you can achieve whatever you want to here.

What Eames value resonates with you the most and why?

Personal accountability is a critical skill in life, success, and the working world. You have to own your performance, ask questions of yourself to drive progress and look for solutions. Everyone will have a bad day, everyone will have things happen beyond their control, but the quicker you pick yourself up and dust yourself off and take accountability, the happier you will be and the more success you will have.

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We asked #TeamEames: How can people become better allies to the LGBTQ+ community?

​​We asked #TeamEames: How can people become better allies to the LGBTQ+ community?Being an ally to any community, I think it’s mostly about amplifying their voices rather than using your own. By a...

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We Asked #TeamEames: How can companies make employees feel safe to bring their authentic selves to work?

​Striving to create a safe space and belonging in the workplace for your employees to bring their whole authentic selves to work should be on the top of your agenda. It creates a better environment...

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​Laura Delussu appointed as learning & development manager for Asia

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Laura Delussu as learning and development for our Asia offices.Laura joins Eames Group based in our Singapore office and will work closely with our A...

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​Eames Group ranked as a world-class place to work on 2022 Best Companies list

Eames Group has received a three-star accreditation from Best Companies, highlighting us as a world-class place to work. The three-star accreditation is the highest standard of workplace engagement...

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IWD: #BreakTheBias with Ruth Foster

This International Women's Day, we interviewed some of our team asking them to share their thoughts on how we can #BreakTheBias. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequali...

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​​​Happy World Book Day! In honour of this day, I bring you my top 5 reads for investing in your personal and professional development. Will it Make the Boat Go Faster - Ben Hunt-DavisBen Hunt-Davi...

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Celebrating LGBT+ History Month

​​In this special episode of The GRID Podcast from our friends at Eames Partnership, we celebrate LGBT+ History Month. The theme this year is The Arc is Long, which is taken from a Martin Luther K...

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​Malika Hamid appointed as HR business partner in the UK

​We are delighted to announce the appointment of Malika Hamid as an Internal HR business partner, based in the UK Malika joins Eames Group having spent nine years with her previous employer leading...

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Eames announce Macmillan Cancer Support as new charity partner

​​The business was given the opportunity to vote for our 2022 charity partner and an overwhelming majority backed the charity.

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Eames ranked as an outstanding place to work on UK's Best Companies list

​We couldn't be prouder to have achieved a 2-star accreditation from Best Companies, the UK's workplace survey that sets the standard for workplace engagement.Best Companies lists Eames as an 'Outs...

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World Book Day: My top 5 reads for personal and professional development

​Happy World Book Day! In honour of this day, I bring you my top 5 reads for investing in your personal and professional development.S.U.M.O (Shut Up, Move On) - Paul McGeeSome really simple, but i...