Ruth Connorton has over 20 years practical legal experience, including working as an in-house lawyer, and has worked with clients in both the private and public sectors. She is recognised in Chambers Directory and Who’s Who Legal as a leader in her field nationally. Ruth is an avid reader and arts lover and joined the board at New Writing North in 2013. She is also on the board of the Tyneside Cinema Bar Café and is an active volunteer with Contact the Elderly. She has been a member of the New Writing North board since 2013.