Managing Director and Chief Executive of Hawaiian Group

Russell was appointed as the director and chief executive of Hawaiian in 2000, a privately held Western Australia-based property company which owns and manages commercial, retail, hospitality and development portfolios. He was previously state president and national councillor of the Property Council of Australia, a member of the Murdoch University Senate Committee and deputy chair of Youth Focus. Russell is currently a director of Satterley Property Group (since 2009) and St Ives Group (since 2013). Russell also holds board positions at the Chamber of Commerce and Arts and the Murdoch University Foundation. Russell joined the West Coast Eagles board of directors in November 2011 and in November 2015 was elevated to the position of deputy chairman, succeeding retired director James McMahon.