Russell became a trustee following the merger of the RFL with his local hospitals, Barnet and Chase Farm.
He works at the London School of Economics and Political Science as associate director for executive education. Before this he spent eight years working at Cancer Research UK, where he was part of the team who delivered a successful £100 million capital appeal to fund the charity’s contribution to the construction of the Francis Crick Institute. He holds other voluntary roles.
Russell said: “I am proud to be part of the Royal Free Charity. Our donors and volunteers are inspirational and make an incredible impact by improving the patient experience at our three hospitals.”