Simon Russell

Simon has worked in the retail sector for over 30 years mainly in strategy, digital and operational leadership roles. He spent 30 years at John Lewis where he was Director of Operational Development. He has also been Managing Director of Parsley Box, held senior roles in Amazon and his own management consultancy business. He is currently a board director for Banham Group. He has a passion for people, both employees (including extensive employee ownership experience) and those we serve. He also brings extensive commercial strategy experience.

He is currently Chairman of Lewisham College and has been a long term director and advisor for Leadership Development company and charity, Common Purpose, which brings together senior leaders from the private, public and not for profit sectors.