Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Master of Public Administration, May 2009
David Russell is Founder and Director of The Social Enterprise, which advises an array of social ventures. Our 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. For the past two years he has been working with Unilever, advising on the measurement and reporting of the Enhancing Livelihoods Commitments of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. From 2009 to 2013, David served as Director of Survivors Fund (SURF), a UK-based international non-profit 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. David is a co-founder of Parent Club, an organisation to improve outcomes for disadvantaged families. He is particularly proud to be a trustee of the Congregation of Jacob, England's last folk art synagogue, as well as SPID Theatre Company, and the Charities Advisory Trust. He serves as Chair of the Board of Network for Africa. David has an MPA from New York University and an MA from Cambridge University. He is a 2013 Clore Social Fellow.