Ruaridh was born in Sydney but moved to Perth at an early age where he was educated at Nedlands Primary School and Christ Church Grammar School until 2011.
Following his secondary education, Ruaridh moved to Victoria to commence tertiary studies at the University of Melbourne. He is currently in the second year of a Bachelor of Science degree planning to major in mathematics and statistics with a breadth track in finance. Following his bachelor degree, Ruaridh plans to commence further studies in either commerce or applied science. Ruaridh also has interests in music and sport. He was a member of the Trinity Orchestra in the violin section and plays the piano and saxophone for enjoyment. As a member of Trinity’s athletics squad, Ruaridh was selected to run the 100m and 4x400m at last year’s intercollegiate athletics carnival.
Ruaridh has also enjoyed working with a number of organisations as part of Trinity’s outreach and community service program. Last year he was a tutor at the River Nile Learning Centre for adolescent African refugees and is now part of AIME (the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience program), which involves mentoring Indigenous students in their high school studies. Last year, Ruaridh was also fortunate enough to work with the Tabitha Foundation in fundraising $34,000 for a house-building project in Cambodia and worked for the Oaktree Foundation as the Revenue Manager.
'The Trinity Leadership Challenge has been fantastic and nothing like any other program I’ve experienced. The group nature of the program means that in addition to planning the trip ourselves we’re constantly working with each other, being involved in leadership workshops and a retreat earlier in the year. Needless to say, these have been crucial in learning more about the others in the program as well as finding more out about myself and I feel as though the life skills that are developed through the challenge, such as effective team work and group mediation, will always be a valuable asset.'