Russell is a professional company director. His experience includes Chairing Readify, Tesserent and Powerhouse Ventures and as a board member of Wunderman-Bienalto, NICTA, The ARDC, The Victorian Government Purchasing Board and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation. He is an experienced director, entrepreneur and innovator, with expertise in technology, strategic & business planning and an extensive knowledge of government.
Russell was appointed a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2012. His expertise has been recognised by SmartCompany as one of Australia's 12 Most Influential People in Tech and as an Honorary Member of the Australian Computer Society.