INSEAD IDP sets Ruth up for new board roles

Fresh on the back of her graduation from the INSEAD International Directors Programme, Women on Boards Chair, Ruth Medd, has been appointed to two boards.
Ruth will Chair the recently formed Health and Science Institute, a private Registered Training Organisation planning to offer VET Education and has formally taken up her role as Trustee of the Historic Houses Trust of NSW. She will continue as Chair of Women on Boards and Charlie’s Chocolates.
Ruth graduated from the INSEAD IDP in the first of the official WOB Australia cohort to attend the programme under our partnership with the global business school. Other WOB graduates from the challenging program were Helen Wiseman, Ingrid Williams and Rona Morgan.
The WOB quartet now has a superb non-executive-director and executive network from their programme and a worldwide alumni to draw on for support and advice. In fact, as Ruth sees it, this is one of the greatest benefits from the programme – that is not always realised when considering the up-front cost (approx. AU $30,000 + travel).
“When considering if you would like to enrol in the INSEAD IDP, you need to be mindful that it is a progressive experience that continues to give benefits well beyond the actual programme – so in a sense you are investing in a lifetime of continuous learning at a very high level,” Ruth said.
An example of the array of opportunities offered to Ruth and the other WOB graduates from INSEAD IDP include:
  • Building a strong network amongst your fellow IDP students – 46 global executives and directors in Ruth’s case.
  • Membership of the Alumni Association which gives access to the database of IDP Alumni which comprises 1500+ global executives and directors.
  • INSEAD briefings and reports.
  • Ongoing invitations to Alumni events and the annual INSEAD Directors Forum at no cost (you cover travel costs) which this time covered global economics, governance and international politics and a very interactive session on China - India - US relations. 
As part of its commitment to the partnership with Women on Boards, one module of the INSEAD IDP is being offered for the first time in Sydney.

Having completed her three reports to a high standard Ruth received her Certificate in Corporate Governance at the 2019 Singapore Directors Forum in February 2019.
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