Ruari attended the University of Oxford, where he studied History. He was a keen boxer during university and still is an enthusiast. After his studies, Ruari worked as a labourer on farms before moving to the built environment and architectural projects around London. In his spare time he enjoys reading and spending time outdoors hiking and running.
Ruari was the senior consultant at QLC for three years, and developed a great depth and breadth of knowledge on the relevant legislation and guidelines. He has now left QLC to do a law conversion but works freelance, particularly on enquiries.