Born and brought up in Aberdeen, dedicated/long suffering (delete as applicable) Dons fan Russell came home to head up the Chamber of Commerce in 2016 after a period of more than 20 years living and working in the ‘other’ North East…. of England. During this time, he worked on a number of key development and regeneration projects that supported the reinvention of that region’s economy.
Immediately before returning, Russell was managing partner of a global marketing agency network based in Newcastle. Prior to this he had a spell as regional managing director for Reach plc’s North East of England newspaper and digital division after founding and growing media, research & communications agency, Press Ahead, over a ten year period.
Russell represents AGCC and its members on various Boards and development forums including Opportunity North East, VisitAberdeenshire and the Regional Economic Strategy group to help realise the aims of the Chamber and his personal passion for making the North East Scotland an even better place to live, work, study, visit, invest and do business.
Creating a place we can be proud of for future generations.