Russ is Group CEO of The Creative Engagement Group. The group comprises of live event specialist WRG; Film, Immersive engagement and digital agency, The Moment; scientific engagement division Axiom; biopharma division Just Communicate; employee experience consultancy Forty1 and digital learning services division Logicearth. It employs over 400 people in Europe and the US.
Before TCEG, Russ spent his career in advertising, as CEO of Havas Worldwide where he successfully developed its integrated digital, social and PR capabilities. After starting his career with Coca-Cola, he worked for the early part of his career as strategist and Head of Planning at a number of advertising agencies including McCann; BDDH; HHCL & Partners; Lowe and JWT before moving into general management.
Russ has featured as a Campaign magazine ‘Top 10 CEO’ and ‘Top 10 Strategist’, plus been voted one of the UK’s ‘Inspirational Creative Leaders’.
Russ is a member of the Marketing Group of Great Britain, a mentor for The Marketing Academy; a Fellow of the RSA; EMBA & MBA entrepreneurial projects evaluator for Said Business School; lead advisor to UWL and former non-executive director of Basketball England.
Russ is Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Creative Mentor Network.