Ruth Ottewill, National Payroll Manager

Ruth Ottewill


She’s the woman behind paying your employees – or at least, she’s responsible for overseeing it for you. With over 20 years of experience in payroll and IR, as well as 6 years in finance and tax, she is a leader in corporate and SME payroll. Throughout her career, she’s earned herself a Payroll Management Certificate from The Association of Payroll Specialists in conjunction with Macquarie University, as well as an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business.

Ruth has worked for KPMG, Broadspectrum, BHP, Baulderstone (now Lend Lease), Origin Energy and Peregrine Corporation. 

Ruth has a strong governance and compliance focus and is able to deliver in fast-paced businesses that are responding to changing demands. Highly regarded in the area of remuneration and benefits, including industrial relations and employment legislation. Making her an invaluable asset for Lucent Advisory’s clients looking to rapidly expand or change direction.

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