Baroness Ruth Hunt

Former CEO of Stonewall, Director of Deeds and Words & Member of the UK House of Lords

  • Former Deputy CEO, Director of Public Affairs, Head of Policy and Research and Senior Policy Officer of Stonewall
  • Former Policy Officer for the Equality Challenge Unit
  • Named Baroness Hunt of Bethnal Green
  • No.1 on the Independent Pride Power List 2019
  • No.3 on the 2015 Rainbow List
  • No.5 on the 2013 Independent on Sunday Pink List

When Baroness Ruth Hunt is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Culture Transformation
Culture Change

Baroness Ruth Hunt has enjoyed a successful career passionately supporting the LGBT+ community, famed for her work as the CEO of Stonewall – a charity dedicated to LGBT+ rights and the largest LGBT+ rights organisation in Europe. Having worked in a number of different roles for Stonewall, Ruth continues her passion for raising awareness for the LGBT+ community, having engaged with different ethnicities, geographies and religions to bring Stonewall deeper into communities. A leading pioneer of change and equality, book Baroness Ruth Hunt as an LGBT+ speaker today for an authentic, engaging and informative speech surrounding LGBT+ rights.

Completing a BA in English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford, a time during which she was the President of the Oxford University Student Union, Ruth began her career as a Policy Officer for the Equality Challenge Unit. During her time with the organisation, Ruth worked to advise higher education establishments on equality, especially concerning sexual orientation and gender identity equality. She then went on to become a Senior Policy Officer for Stonewall in 2005, working her way up to senior positions such as Head of Policy and Research, Deputy Director of Public Affairs and Director of Public Affairs. Demonstrating her prominence as an activist, Ruth is widely remembered for her passion for spearheading campaigns for trans equality – consulting with over 700 trans people to see how Stonewall was making change for the trans community.

Becoming the Deputy CEO in 2014, Ruth spent just six months as deputy before becoming the CEO of Stonewall. Working with Stonewall for a decade, Ruth was able to action significant change and generate support for the LGBT+ community not only in the UK but worldwide. Since leaving Stonewall, Ruth has taken on the position of Director of Deeds and Words, an organisation committed to building more inclusive cultures and sustainable positive change. Ruth has also been involved in campaigns regarding the Same-Sex Couples Marriage Bill and legalising Lesbian access to fertility treatment. In recognition of her avid activism, Ruth was named No.1 on the Independent Pride Power List in 2019, and has also been named on the Independent on Sunday Pink List and Rainbow List on multiple occasions.

With a highly successful career to her name, Ruth is now sought after as a speaker for a range of corporate and public events. Focussing on topics such as inclusion, leadership, culture transformation, culture change, politics, diversity and LGBT+ rights, Ruth is the perfect speaker when looking to engage audiences on the power of diversity and equality. Having formerly spoken for the Oxford Union, the NHS and Talks At Google, Ruth is a seasoned speaker who commands an audience with ease and authority. Having successfully led the development of ground-breaking campaigns for Stonewall, Ruth knows first-hand what it takes to ensure equality is achieved. When looking for an engaging and insightful speech on LGBT+ rights, diversity, inclusion and culture change, book Baroness Ruth Hunt today.

In November 2023 we sat down virtually with Ruth Hunt and discussed her proudest achievement as the CEO of Stonewall and what her role in the House of Lords entails. Watch our Exclusive Interview with Ruth Hunt.

Official Testimonials

Baroness Ruth Hunt is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Ruth was incredible and we had fantastic feedback – I’ve had a few emails from people saying how much they enjoyed her talk. She was a lot of fun and to be honest only scratching the surface so it’s something I want to explore further. She did a great job”


“She’s such a wonderful speaker; her approach really suited us as an organisation and created space for people to feel comfortable sharing and asking questions. I’ve had lots of great feedback trickle in already. It’s been a real pleasure to work with Ruth, and I am feeling very smug about our choice of speaker!”


“We are very pleased with the talks that Ruth gave. We also received great comments from our employees. We appreciated Ruth’s professionalism and smooth briefing. She was interested in what we wanted to achieve with our Pride campaign and how she can support our objectives. All in all, big thanks to Ruth and to you for connecting us to her!”

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