After a career of over 18 years in the Royal Marines, specialising in amphibious operations and maritime counter terrorism, Russell finished as Sergeant Major to the Special Forces Rib Troop based at Poole in Dorset.
On leaving the Marines Russell set up and managed the successful maritime based training and events company International Rib Services. Russell, an RYA Yachtmaster, designed and delivered maritime training programmes to civilian and governmental agencies, in particular the Singapore Police Special Task Squadron, combining maritime skills with the leadership and teamworking skills, essential for operating in hostile environments.
Russell brings to life team development and leadership training programmes by drawing upon his experience from project managing many interesting and exciting events where he has led teams in demanding environments, such as providing safety and security teams to major maritime events, including the Trans Atlantic Windsurf Race 1998 and the Class 1 Powerboat Racing Circuit.
Russell was recently involved in running the on-water support for The Ericsson Racing Team in the last Volvo Round the World Yacht Race and is currently assisting in the development of the trials and training of the Gibbs Aquada Amphibious Vehicle Project.