James Russell

Director of Communications and Public Affairs

James joined the Trust in July 2017 as Director of Communications and Public Affairs.

James is responsible for leading and developing the strategic communications activities of the Trust at local and national levels. James also has responsibility, along with the rest of the executive team, for the development and delivery of the Trust’s strategy, objectives and business plan.

James is a senior communications leader who brings to the Trust extensive experience of delivering strategic communications and sustainability programmes that enhance reputations and strengthen private and not-for-profit stakeholder engagement.

He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of In2ScienceUK, an award-winning charity whose work supports young people from low income backgrounds to develop careers in STEM-based fields.