Russell joined PPL as an Analyst in April 2016 after five years working across the public and third sectors. Most recently, he worked for a local authority in the North West, managing the development and delivery of youth and play services. In this role he was also seconded to the Integrated Children’s Health Commissioning Team, where he led on establishing a social franchise within the authority and project managed the initial stage of an SEND reform review. Prior to joining the Youth Service management team, Russell spent just under three years working as a frontline Youth Worker in the Authority and four years undertaking freelance policy and service development work for clients across the NHS, local and central government, and the third sector.
Since joining PPL, Russell has supported and managed a range of integration focused strategy, policy, and service development projects for NHS and local government clients. At strategic level, Russell has supported the development of an STP prevention plan for six London boroughs, an options appraisal for health and care devolution in a challenged health economy, and an options appraisal of integrated governance arrangements for a large and politically complex STP footprint. More recently, Russell project managed a re-design of supported accommodation provision for vulnerable young people and young parents across a London borough and a review of housing, health and care information, advice, and guidance services.
Outside of client facing work, Russell is part of the PPL comms team and sits on the Management Consultancies Association Year of Diversity steering committee.
Russell holds a BA (Hons.) (Cantab) History from the University of Cambridge.