Smith originally joined Renaissance Corporation in 2010 and has held a number of senior finance and management
roles within the group.
Prior to immigrating to New Zealand in 2008, Smith was a member of the South African Institute of Professional
Accountants. He has over 15 years financial and management experience across a range of industries including
mining with both De Beers Consolidated Mines and Rio Tinto, large scale electrical equipment service and
maintenance provision; as a partner in a public accounting practice in South Africa and senior roles with a New
Zealand public practice.
Ruth joined the YOOBEE team in January 2012. In addition to her focus on business expansion in the education sector of the business, she is responsible for managing the YOOBEE Design Schools (formerly Natcoll) across New Zealand and Australia, along with YOOBEE’s short courses and publishing.