Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2013
David Russell is Founder and Director of The Social Enterprise, which advises an array of social ventures. Its current focus is working with charities and social businesses to build and strengthen their "mission-driven ambition" - to identify and leverage all their assets to most effectively deliver the work of the organisation. From 2009 to 2013, David served as Director of Survivors Fund (SURF), a UK-based international nonprofit organisation which represents and supports survivors of the Rwandan genocide. He first began working with SURF in 2004 as a consultant, in which capacity he continues to support the organisation today as its UK Coordinator.
David is co-founder and Chief Executive of Antonio Russo Ltd, which produces the Antonio Russo range of dairy-free iced desserts with a social mission. He is also particularly proud to be a trustee of the Congregation of Jacob, England's last folk art synagogue, as well as the SPID Theatre Company, an innovative theatre project working with urban youth in London. He is also a trustee of the Charities Advisory Trust and chair of Network for Africa, and is co-founder of a new Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Parent Club, which is developing a new early years initiative in London.
David has an MPA from New York University, and an MA from Cambridge University. He is an NYU Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship and a 2013 Clore Social Fellow.
Listen to David's Fellowship research, Spoken Truths: The unspoken truths of the social sector.
Personal website/ blog: www.thesocialenterprise.org
Current principal role: Director
Current principal organisation: The Social Enterprise
Other leadership role 1: Chief Executive
Other organisation 1: Antonio Russo Ltd
Other leadership role 2: UK Coordinator
Other organisation 2: Survivors Fund (SURF)
Other leadership role 3: Trustee
Other organisation 3: SPID Theatre Company, Congregation of Jacob Synagogue, Charities Advisory Trust, Network for Africa
Research: Spoken Truths (Unspoken Truths of the Social Sector)
Research topics: Charity; Leadership;
Secondment host: Unilever