The devastating impact of cancer on families was hit home for Russell with the tragic passing of a talented and well-respected colleague in a previous role. This experience has made him passionate about connecting South Australians with the work of Cancer Council SA on a daily basis to ensure that no one goes through a cancer journey alone.
Russell is inspired by the personal stories of supporters and knowing the difference that our organisation makes on individual lives. Working next door to Cancer Council Lodge is a daily reminder of the multitude of challenges facing those with cancer and the significant role we play in supporting them.
Having spent the last six years working in not-for-profits, Russell has a sound understanding of the challenges and opportunities that face the sector. His expertise spans fundraising, marketing, business development, and retail operations, with the experience based on his formal qualifications of a Bachelor of Commerce, MBA, and Certified Practising Marketer accreditation. Prior to his work with not-for-profits, Russell gained extensive experience in the Manufacturing and Renewable Energy sectors, giving him a diverse skill set to help lead Cancer Council SA.
With the support of a high-quality team of specialists under his leadership, Russell is committed to developing and inspiring the team towards the achievement of a cancer free future.