James Johnson

Head of Design and Operations

After qualifying as a chef in the UK in 1992, James has spent the last three decades developing food and beverage operations, hospitality business strategy and restaurant design internationally. With a passion for food, his early career was spent working in both restaurant and hotel kitchens which led to establishing his own successful national restaurant franchise business in South Africa.

In the UK, James has mobilised and directed operations for a Pub group and works closely with a number of leading Universities including MMU, St John’s College Cambridge and the University of Birmingham developing food strategies, business master planning and designing new food experiences and central kitchens.

Internationally, James has strategised with leading hotel and major events venues writing culinary operational and training procedures, creating restaurant concepts and delivering large-scale food operations. James is a Prince2 Practitioner and joined Russell Partnership Consulting in 2017.

He currently leads the Food and Beverage Design team for Therme RPC, creating the world’s most advanced wellbeing focused food experiences.

Professor David Russell

Co-founder and CEO

Michelle Harbour

Office of the CEO

Peter Russell

Chief Technology Officer and Senior Consultant

Darren Moore

Country Director (United Arab Emirates)

James Ellerby

Senior Consultant

Charlotte Harbour

Head Of Nutrition And Nutritional Therapist

Jessica Kanerva

Registered Nutritional Therapist and Nutritionist (BSc mBANT rCNHC)

David Titman

Nutritionist, RNutr

Robert-John van Exter

Food & Beverage Consultant

James Johnson

Head of Design and Operations

Michael Sebti

Senior Design Consultant

Memory Mambo

Senior CAD Technician / BIM Manager

Craig Rattray

Kitchen Design Consultant

Deborah Cordiner

Senior Consultant

Patrick Dukes

Kitchen Design Consultant

Neil Johnson

Non-Executive Director

Cherrelle Wallace

Finance Manager

Heidi Anaya

Head of Education

Gemma Margetson

Head of Business Support

David Barry

Governance Guardian

Sho-Yan Liu

Strategic Business Support

Will Hayes

Business Support Assistant


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