Ruth Cooke

Ireland Director

Ruth serves as Ireland Director for IJM based in Belfast, seeking to fuel the global justice movement by drawing attention to everyday violence, influencing leaders to become champions for protecting the poor, equipping Christians to live out their faith’s call to justice and rallying all people of good will to the fight.

She seeks to resource IJM’s field work by developing strategic partnerships to raise the necessary resources required for the work of justice.

Prior to joining IJM Ruth qualified as a solicitor before working for relief and development organisation, Tearfund.

She lives in East Belfast with her husband Edward, son Nathaniel and retired greyhound, Rocky.