Professor David Russell

Professor David Russell

Founder And Non-Executive Chairman

Professor David Russell

David was honoured with the Welcome Skills Lifetime Achievement Award for his total commitment to the Tourism and Hospitality Industry, and in 2022 was recognised as a ‘Legend of Industry’.

David has pioneered strategic and delivery solutions within organisations as diverse as Netflix, ExCeL London, British Airways, The BBC, InterContinental Hotel Group, Wembley Stadium, Twickenham, The R&A, London School of Economics, The International Olympic Committee, Wimbledon, and the United Nations.

David led the creation and delivery of the Food Strategy for the London 2012 Olympic Games and delivered the same role for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, the Rugby World Cups in 2015 and 2019, Expo 2020 Dubai and more recently, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

In 2020 Therme RPC was created, a Joint Venture Company between Russell Partnership Collection and Therme Group, with a responsibility for the creation and delivery of food and beverage across the global Therme Group.

In 2023, Therme announced the appointment of David as the CEO of Therme UK and to lead the pioneering and inspirational project of Therme Manchester.

David read Hospitality Management at Leeds Beckett University, is a Freeman of the City of London, a Professor of Tourism & Hospitality and is a qualified nutritionist. He is named in the list of most influential individuals in the UK Tourism & Hospitality Sector, has presented over 500 global keynote addresses and published in excess of 200 articles.

Michelle Harbour

Office of The Non-Executive Chairman and Founder

James Johnson

Head of Consulting

Darren Moore

Country Director (United Arab Emirates)

Charlotte Harbour

Head Of Nutrition And Nutritional Therapist

Peter Russell

Chairman's Representative & Chief Technology Officer

James Ellerby

Senior Consultant

Neil Johnson

Non-Executive Director

Robert-John van Exter

Food & Beverage Consultant

Deborah Cordiner

Senior Consultant

Memory Mambo

Senior CAD Technician / BIM Manager

Michael Sebti

Design Lead