Ruth Blenkiron was the Executive Director of Human Resources at the University of South Australia, a member of the University’s Senior Management Group with key responsibilities for driving change and innovation. She has an extensive background in the public service, holding executive positions including Director of Workforce Development with the South Australian Department for Education and Children’s Services; Registrar of the Supreme Court of South Australia; Deputy Commissioner for Equal Opportunity; Deputy Principal and Principal of Seymour College; as well as various teaching and education leadership roles.