Committee

Member - Ruth Cheesley

Integrated strategic marketing is the key to unlocking business growth. I help organisations to break of out their marketing silos and work collaboratively across sales, marketing and technical with innovative and clear strategies to communicate their values, grow their brand prominence and deliver on their vision.Integrated strategic marketing is the key to unlocking business growth. I help organisations to break of out their marketing silos and work collaboratively across sales, marketing and technical with innovative and clear strategies to communicate their values, grow their brand prominence and deliver on their vision.

An Open Source evangelist at heart, I have applied these skills in several communities, helping Open Source products and communities to grow international brand awareness and adoption through ‘on the ground’ field marketing and strategic use of digital and traditional marketing.

As a practising Buddhist training for ordination within the Triratna Buddhist Community, my work is an extension of my ethical values. I empower organisations to explore ways of embracing positive marketing techniques as an extension of their brand values, creating memorable interactions with their customers throughout the sales cycle. A focused, driven manager dedicated to compassionate leadership, I lead by example and specialise in bringing together teams to deliver on shared visions.

Meeting and working with ‘real people’ is what inspires and drives me - having had the privilege to serve on the Community Leadership Team of the Joomla! Project for three years I had the opportunity to meet Joomlers from every continent (except the penguins, they haven’t quite learned web development yet!) and speak at a wide range of events, including the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Technology.

I live and work with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, which means that all my joints are hypermobile - this means sometimes (but not always) I walk with crutches or use a wheelchair. At the moment I'm very well and completely mobile - you can read more about it on my website.