Russell has an extensive background in the aged care and community services sector, holds degrees in education, science and a masters in business administration, is a Graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
He was previously the Chief Executive of Aged Care Channel, overseeing operations in Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand. Prior to this role, Russell was Chief Operating Officer of Australian Home Care, a leading provider of home based care to people with disabilities in NSW and Victoria, General Manager of BaptistCare NSW and ACT, and Executive Director of Churches of Christ Care in Queensland.
Russell has a passion for delivering high quality care that positively impacts the lives of residents, customers and their families. He is honoured and excited to have been selected to lead Baptistcare and together, with the team, looks forward to making a real difference in the lives of people we care for and support.
Russell lived in Perth as a child, was educated in Queensland and will relocate from Sydney with his wife, Kerryn. One of his adult children will move to Perth whilst the other will remain in Sydney to pursue her tertiary studies. His parents were Baptist missionaries. Russell has attended many Baptist churches (including Yokine and Lesmurdie as a child) and has recently been attending Hillsong Church in NSW.
Russell will join Baptistcare as Chief Executive Officer in April 2017.