Russell is proud to be Wiltshire born and bred and live in the county.
Russell attended the Ridgeway School in Wroughton and went on to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Trinity College, Oxford. Russell worked in the voluntary sector while studying part time to become a barrister. He was a Research Officer for a national charitable foundation where he developed a funding programme specifically focused on helping disadvantaged families.
He worked with organisations across the country with a focus on disadvantaged areas. This included a focus on crime and justice by funding organisations such as Victim Support and also projects designed to help people in prison maintain family relationships.
As a barrister Russell has a specialist practice in public law and advising schools and Local Authorities on a variety of issues. Since 2007 he has been an elected Councillor and had responsibility for a wide range of areas including housing, finance and education.
He has served as a Governor for a College and currently also serves on Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority.
As Deputy PCC Russell brings his extensive experience in law and governance to assist the PCC.
The Deputy PCC is paid at grade W12 and is budgeted for 0.43fte (16hrs).
Total budget for basic pay is £20,836.
The purpose of authorised allowances is to reimburse expenses incurred by the Deputy PCC in carrying out his duties. Where relevant, all home to work mileage has been deducted before the claim has been entered.
Only standard class travel is used unless otherwise stated.
The Chief Executive subjects all of the Deputy PCC's claims for expenses to verification.