Russell joins the organisation with extensive experience in fundraising, having worked in the charity sector for more than 30 years. He has a very personal reason to join the fight to find a cure for brain tumours having lost a relative to the disease.
He said: “Sadly, like so many people, I have first-hand experience of this devastating disease and I am very pleased to be joining Brain Tumour Research at what I hope will be a pivotal time in the growth of the charity as it strives towards finding a cure for all types of brain tumour.”
With more than three decades of experience, Russell has raised more than £750m to date for organisations including The Royal Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Old Vic Theatre and BEN, the automotive industry charity. He will oversee the charity’s development and income generation strategy as it works to increase the national investment in brain tumour research to £35 million a year.
Our Chief Executive, Sue Farrington Smith MBE, said: “Russell joins at a challenging and exciting time. Thanks to our loyal supporters we are looking forward to a period of continued growth and remain confident in our ambition to extend our network of Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence in the UK. We have plans to announce calls for applications for a further centre in the next few months. Our vision is to find a cure for all types of brain tumour.”
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