Ruth D'Alton

Ruth D'Alton - Former HR Director, Arthur Cox

Ruth D’Alton’s HR career to date has combined over 20 years of working in the role of HR Director, initially with the US multi-national APW, where she worked as an Irish and later as an EMEA leader then, after taking a year to complete an MBA in the UCD Smurfit Business School, she joined Arthur Cox in 2004 where she remained until late 2020 as HR Director.  During her tenure there, the firm grew by 80% and she worked closely with three different Managing Partners.  She led the firm on a path of embracing Diversity and Inclusion that continues to play a significant part in positively shaping the firm’s culture towards a people-led agenda, which has been recognised through a series of awards, most notably Women in Business Law Awards Europe which the firm received five years consecutively.  Ruth is also a professional coach and she is a firm believer that an open and supportive working environment where people feel both motivated and challenged is the key organisational competitive advantage for success.