Richard Russell is Director and co-founder of Russell Resources and of Russell Services Group, established in 2013. Russell Resources provides a range of services in the health sector with Russell Services Group operating in the philanthropic sector.

 

For the previous 14 years, Richard was co-founder and Managing Director of Russell Consulting International. RCI provided specialist consulting services in technical and people-based solutions to improve health, safety (HSE) and business performance. Services and products included unique technologies sourced from international partners. 

 

Richard has consulted to senior leadership teams in relation to their role and effectiveness as leaders. He is an experienced manager at a senior level, having previously held positions as Division General Manager at ICI Australia (9 years) and Managing Director of ICI subsidiary, SHE Pacific from its formation in 1997.

 

Richard is a specialist in occupational medicine and public health medicine, with over 30 years’ experience in the field, as well as 25 years in the development and integration of safety, health and environmental strategy and services in the industrial arena.

 

Significant Appointments

  • Chair of the Steering Group on Health Care Continuing Education for the Safety and Quality Council, Commonwealth of Australia (2004 - 2005) 

  • Board Member of Victorian WorkCover Authority (1996 - 2002) 

  • Council Member of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (1998 - 2000) 

  • Board Member, Australian Pesticide & Veterinary Medicines Authority Advisory Board (2007 - 2011) 

  • Examiner for Royal Australasian College of Physicians (2002 - 2014) 

  • Board Development Committee Member, Menzies School of Health Research (2014- ) 

  • Honorary Patron, Menzies School of Health Research (2015- ) 

  • Board Member, RSPCA (2015- ) 

 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. University of Adelaide 


  • Master of Public Health (Occ Med) Sydney University 


  • FAFOM Fellow, Faculty of Occupational Medicine, RACP

  • FAFPHM Fellow, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, RACP

  • Graduate, Advanced Management Program, INSEAD, France 


  • FAICD Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Richard Russell
+61 411 231 539
richard.russell@russellgroup.com.au
Our Team
Kate Russell, Director
+61 411 231 539
kate.russell@russellgroup.com.au

Kate Russell is Director and co-founder of Russell Resources and of Russell Services Group, established in 2013. Russell Resources provides a range of services in the health sector with Russell Services Group operating in the philanthropic sector.

 

For the previous 14 years, Kate was co-founder and Director of Russell Consulting International which provided specialist consulting services in technical and people-based solutions to improve health, safety and business performance. Services and products included unique technologies sourced from international partners.

 

With over 25 years of diverse business/functional experience, Kate has managed comprehensive client relationships overseeing both focused and complex safety and health leadership and culture interventions. She has significant management and leadership experience at a senior level as a Director of RCI and having previously held positions as Department Manager at ICI Australia (5 years) as a member of the Leadership Team of ICI subsidiary, SHE Pacific from formation in 1997.

 

Kate has specialised in health and safety, completed General and Oncology Nursing qualifications and holds a post-graduate qualification in Occupational Health, in which field she has significant hands-on experience. She has 12 years’ experience managing and providing occupational health services and 14 years in the development and integration of Safety, Health and Environment strategy and services in the industrial and services arena. 

 

Qualifications 

  • Registered General Nurse, Division One, The Alfred Hospital 

  • Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health Practice, La Trobe University 

  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

 

Significant Appointments 

  • Board Development Committee Member, Menzies School of Health Research (2014- )

  • Honorary Patron, Menzies School of Health Research (2015- )

  • Business Development Strategy Advisor, Leisure Networks (2015- ) 

Sue Franklin, Senior Consultant
+61 411 299 874
suefranklin@optusnet.com.au

Sue Franklin is a Human Resources professional with more than 20 years’ experience across the private and public sectors, as well as significant HR consulting expertise.  

 

She is commercially-focused and data-driven with a demonstrated capacity to optimise performance in the core HR disciplines, including Workforce Planning, Organisation Design, Change Management, Performance & Potential assessment, Recruitment, Succession and Performance Management.

 

Experienced in building leadership and operational capability through workforce planning and evaluation to create business success, Sue displays a natural leadership and influencing style and is highly effective in communicating at all levels of the organisation.  She is passionate about aligning organisation structures and teams with current service delivery imperatives.

 

Sue has worked in the health sector since 2005, primarily with Austin Health and The Alfred where her extensive knowledge of the public health system was developed working on key change management and organisation design initiatives, including:

 

Change Management: Development of change model to educate the workforce on change readiness and agility.  The model has been used to influence resourcing and change management strategies in support of culture change initiatives.

Workforce Planning: Management of key strategy initiative to improve commercial capability using targeted senior management recruitment program.  Project included organisation design and business case development, recruitment strategy, on-boarding initiatives for the newly appointed cohort and strategic alignment of key deliverables planned for the first six months.   

Organisation Development:   Design, delivery, interpretation and integration of the Staff Engagement Survey process - implementation and follow-up of key strategies designed to improve organisational performance based on survey feedback.

Organisation Design:  Implementation of organisational design program realigning the workforce with changing service delivery demands and accelerating delivery of cost savings of $500K in the current financial year.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business  (Accounting) - Deakin University 

  • Graduate Diploma (Distinction): Human Resources/Industrial Relations - RMIT 

 

Accreditations

  • MBTI - Experienced practitioner

  • Mercer Position Description Evaluation – current accreditation        

Joy Mac Donald, MSc, BEd, BSc, CCRN, RGN
+61 402 965 079
joy@smartresearch.co.uk 

Joy Mac Donald is a senior professional with 25 years’ experience in public and private healthcare in the UK (NHS) and Australia.  After a long career as a Critical Care Nurse in the UK and Australia - she trained at The Alfred in Melbourne - Joy went on to manage, design and open Critical Care Units at Cabrini Health in Melbourne and the London Heart Hospital in the UK. From 2003 onwards, Joy moved away from Critical Care into the world of quality, risk, governance and service redesign.

 

Joy spent 8 years at Oxford University Hospitals in the UK as one of the first Service Redesign Managers and leads for the Quality Governance Framework. In these positions, she was responsible for implementing strategic and operational programs using lean principles with an emphasis on improving quality, efficiency and patient outcomes. Oxford University Hospitals Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK, with over 11,000 staff, and 2000 beds over 4 hospital sites. The name reflects a formal partnership with the University of Oxford and a commitment to being a sustainable and innovative academic health science organisation. 

 

Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) was one of the first UK hospital trusts to introduce a service improvement and quality teams which used Lean principles comprised of multidisciplinary clinicians from medical, nursing and allied health backgrounds. Initially the team focused on service improvement / quality projects in areas which were failing government mandated targets such as: 18 week elective targets; prolonged length of stay using Dr Foster data, 4-hour Emergency targets and readmissions. 

 

Joy completed her Masters in Health and Social Care Management at Oxford Brookes University and completed the Lean Facilitator Course in collaboration with Unipart at Warwick University in the UK. She returned to Melbourne in December 2013 to work as Director of Quality, Safety and the Patient Experience at a large teaching hospital in Melbourne before setting up on her own as an independent quality consultant.

 
 
 
 

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