Ruth Picker
In a rapidly changing and challenging business environment, now more than ever, we need leaders with agility and professional integrity who provide exceptional client service and quality.

Ruth Picker

EY Asia-Pacific Risk Management Leader

Proponent of service quality and brand protection. Diversity and inclusiveness advocate. Sponsor of women’s workplace ambitions. Speaker and author on leadership and D&I. Poet. Composer.

Areas of focus Strategy
Office Melbourne

Ruth is EY Asia-Pacific Risk Management Leader. She sits on the EY Asia-Pacific Area Operating Executive and the EY Global Risk Management Executive. She also sits on the Claims Committee, chairs the Asia-Pacific Ethics Oversight Group and is a member of the Asia-Pacific Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee.

In addition, she maintains significant client service responsibilities, working as the Engagement Quality Reviewer on a leading Australian telecommunications provider.

In her more than 30 years with EY, her leadership track record includes EY Global IFRS Services Leader based in London, Managing Partner in Melbourne, and EY Oceania Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader while holding a senior IFRS partner role at Ernst & Young – Australia.

In 2007, she was awarded the Charles Holmes Medal by CPA Australia in recognition of her contribution to the accounting profession in Australia. She attended the University of Cape Town.

How Ruth is building a better working world

“My focus is on supporting sustainable growth so that we have the processes in place to protect EY brand, communicating and living the values and code of conduct. I reinforce the EY collective commitment to ethical behavior and contributing to building a better working world. I’m also helping to build a better working world through my commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, role modelling leadership behaviors, mentoring others to be the best that they can be and supporting EY people to bring their whole selves to work.”

In 2000, Ruth was awarded the inaugural Lynne Sutherland Award for contributing to the development and retention of women and supporting the EY ability to attract and retain talented people. She has been a judge for the Ivan Wingreen Award for Outstanding Mentoring since 2016.