Ruth Grant is a Board member and lead diversity Partner at Hogan Lovells. Over the last ten years, her global diversity agenda has created a cultural shift within the firm and transformed its reputation as a diversity pioneer.

Ruth is the founder and chair of the firm’s Global Diversity and Inclusion and London Diversity Committees. She was the London Managing Partner from 2005-2009 and sole woman on the firm’s International Executive Committee. She was previously a member of the firm’s International Operations and New Partner Committees and was People Development Partner from 2009 to 2015.

As lead diversity Partner, Ruth has created and grown a comprehensive programme of activity to promote diversity globally, and many of her efforts have specifically focused around recruiting and developing women and other minority groups. Ruth is also a role model for gender equality externally and actively promotes diversity and inclusion throughout the legal profession. She is a member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.

Ruth’s efforts have been affirmed by the firm’s many diversity rankings and awards, and last year she was awarded The Law Society’s Woman Lawyer of the Year and BSN’s Diversity Champion awards.