|Member of the Senedd |
|Assumed office |
6 May 2011
|Preceded by||Mick Bates|
|Powys County Councillor for Newtown Central|
May 2008 – May 2017
|Alma mater||Birmingham City University|
|Cabinet||Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Business, Economy, and Infrastructure|
Russell was born in Welshpool and brought up in Montgomeryshire. He attended Birmingham City University, achieving a BA (Hons) degree in Information and Media Studies, and has lived in Montgomeryshire all his life. He owns a home entertainment business in Newtown called Fuze.
In 2008 Russell was elected to Powys County Council to represent the Newtown Central ward. Following this, he was elected by the County Councils’ Welsh Conservative group to be one of its representatives on the Council’s executive management board a position he held until 2011. He stood down as a Councillor in 2017.
Following his Senedd Cymru win in 2011, Russell was appointed as the Shadow Secretary for Energy and Sustainable Development. Following the 2016 Assembly Election he became the Conservatives spokesman for Economy and Infrastructure he also chairs the Assembly's Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee.
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/election2011/constituency/html/26690.stm BBC News Election 2011 special: Welsh Assembly election 2011
- "Shadow Cabinet Announced". Daily Argus. 17 May 2011.
| Member of the Senedd for Montgomeryshire
| Shadow Minister for Environment