Russell has been a professional Non-Executive Director and Chairman for the past decade following a career in the informational technology and communications sector. He is a board member on the Australian Research Data Commons Limited and a member of the Victorian Government Purchasing Board as well as being an honorary member of the board of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation. He has been chairman of ASX listed Tesserent Limited, now ASX listed Alcidion Limited and Readify Limited until it was sold to Telstra in 2016. After spending more than 7 years at IBM he founded his first company Decision Engineers that was merged with ASI to form Applied Learning that was then listed on the ASX in 1993. Russell was the Victorian State Chair 2010-2011 and the National Treasurer 2011-2014 of the Australian Information Industry Association, was made an Honorary Member of the Australian Computer Society in 2010 and made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2012.
Appointed to the Board on 28/2/2017.