He is a strategist, facilitator, educator, activist and adventurer. He helps leaders engage deeply, build their skills and collaborate more effectively to transform complex situations.
Russell is known for his strategic thinking, deep listening and ability to create a space that encourages imagination, different mindsets and diverse thinking. His unique strength is his combined qualifications and experience in science, education, organisational and community development.
For more than a decade he worked in indigenous community development, where he developed a reputation for leadership and innovation. The indigenous training and education strategy he developed won a national human resources award.
He was responsible for Learning and Development at EPA Victoria for 4 years, then led the development of EPA’s first strategic plan.
Russell has worked with hundreds of organisations in Australia, SE Asia, the Pacific and Middle East on governance, strategy, leadership and engagement projects. He is hired to help them navigate complexity, solve problems and build capacity to lead change.
He has worked extensively with local and state governments on strategy and engagement in sustainability, waste, energy, climate change and natural resources management.
He is a regular facilitator with the prestigious Australian Rural Leadership Program. A number of his strategic projects have helped his clients win national awards in training and development, sustainability and community action on climate change.
Russell is also Chair of Bioregional Australia Foundation (www.bioregional.com.au), part of an international network that brings together practical projects and partnerships using the One Planet Living framework to demonstrate that living within our fair share of our one planet’s resources can be easy, attractive and affordable.
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