James Ellerby

Consultant & Head of Training Development

James is an experienced hospitality practitioner and consultant, with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. His background has predominantly been within food and beverage and he has worked for and with a variety of hotels, restaurants, bars and pubs.  Throughout his earlier management career, which included time with Intercontinental Hotels Group and Tragus Restaurants, James was responsible for multiple-site management, new business openings and managing significant organisational change.

James established his own consultancy business several years ago and has worked with a variety of independent and national hospitality, education and care organisations to review their operations and processes; successfully managing projects and supporting business improvements across a range of functions. This includes business analysis and development; as well as developing core strategy, policies and procedures, people and quality processes.

Qualified to master’s level in Organisation Development and Consultancy, James is currently furthering his education through studying a part-time PhD exploring the factors that influence success and failure in new restaurants. James is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and the Higher Education Academy, and is an experienced university lecturer, having recently held the post of senior lecturer in hospitality management at Sheffield Hallam University.

In his capacity as Head of Training Development for Russell Partnership Collection, James will support both the RPC consulting arm and RPT training arm, as well as supporting key projects across the business.


David Russell

David Russell

Founder and Chairman

Michelle Harbour

Office of the Chairman


Peter Russell

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer

Darren Tse

Country Director (UK & Europe)

Darren Moore

Country Director (United Arab Emirates)

James Nichols


David Barry


James Johnson


Charlotte Harbour

Head of Nutrition and Nutritional Therapist

Deborah Cordiner

UAE Senior Consultant

Peter Lucas


Kirsty Stanley-Hughes

KSH Managing Director

Gabriele Miliani

Gabriele Miliani


Neil Stratton


Craig Rattray


Neil Johnson


Heidi Anaya

Head of Education


Jessica Kanerva

Registered Nutritional Therapist and Nutritionist (BSc mBANT CNHC)

Hillary Carroll

Registered Nutritional Therapist (BSc mBANT rCNHC)

April Gutensohn

Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist mBANT CNHC

Hannah Bourne

ANTA Registered Nutritional Therapist

Sian Sharp


Gemma Margetson

Administrative Lead

Chris Orme


Cherrelle Wallace


Janine Ramsay

Interior Design Consultant

Anders Justenlund

Russell Partnership Technology Trainer

Hjalte Mansa

Russell Partnership Technology Trainer

John Fong

Russell Partnership Technology Trainer

Lynn Bruines

Russell Partnership Technology Trainer

Peter Starks


Joyce Ann Starks



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