Ruth Hyde OBE

Chief Executive, Broxtowe Borough Council & Solace in Business Chair

Ruth Hyde OBE has been Chief Executive of Broxtowe Borough Council since January 2006. A lawyer, she worked with Bedfordshire County Council, Bedford Borough Council and Charnwood Borough Council before being appointed to Oadby and Wigston Borough Council as Chief Executive in 1991.


She has served on the governing body of Leicester University and of FE colleges in Nottinghamshire, been a Director of SGCS Business Park, a subsidiary of Siemens Ltd, and is a non-executive Director of Solace In Business Ltd.


What motivates her is making a positive difference to local communities, especially people on the margins. After so many years in local government she has learnt a lot (and is still learning) about working in ever changing sensitive political environments and how to survive and thrive when faced with the most complex challenging and difficult of human relationship dramas.

Ruth Hyde OBE
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