Chief Operating Officer, Young Enterprise
strand: INDUSTRY, BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Russell began his career as an accountant within the Lloyds insurance market, before moving into education. His time teaching highlighted the need for all young people to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes beyond the traditional academic learning and prompted the decision to join the charitable sector supporting schools to address this.
Russell now helps to deliver the strategic objectives of Young Enterprise in providing such support to over 400,000 young people every year, prioritising those that experience the greatest barriers to social mobility.
He has contributed to a range of reviews into financial education and skills development within the UK, including the Lords Select Committee Report on Financial Inclusion, London Assembly Economic Committee, and conducted a series of Inquiries with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Financial Education for Young People.