Director, Advisory Services and Executive Coach

Practice Head Leadership

Russell is an energetic and entrepreneurial executive with over 25 years’ experience in commercial and corporate leadership positions.

His expertise extends across offshore Oil and Gas sector, with a career based on subsea design engineering and demonstrated offshore construction experience.

Russell has worked in regions around the world - Australia, New Zealand, UK, Norway, USA, Netherlands, Russia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei and Timor Leste.

He has an exemplary track record in developing and selling off many successful small businesses, including a Subsea Engineering Consultancy, an Offshore Construction business, a Property Development business, Environmental Management business and still with an active stake in NRG People, an Indigenous Recruitment and Labour Hire business.

In addition to his start-up expertise, Russell’s held senior leadership positions, most notably as Group Vice President, Corporate Development for Neptune Marine Services (ASX:NMS).

Russell won a WA Business News “40 under 40” award in 2009 and was awarded the “UWA Strategic Alliance Award” in the same year, selected in the top four for this prestigious award.

Invited to join The Higher Mix in 2018, Russ enjoys providing discrete, confidential and tailored counselling/ coaching to today’s business leaders.  He’s a trusted sounding board for their leadership challenges, personally and professionally inside organisations.

Russell has studied Brand and Strategy at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and currently is working towards AICD accreditation to extend his advisory services and level of support to Boards.

The Higher Mix are proud to have Russ in our executive, offering important advisory services in strategic growth, corporate development, exit strategy, mergers/acquisitions and other specialist advice.  An extremely well-liked and networked business exec, Russell’s extensive commercial and strategic background continues to be instrumental to him providing considered, relevant advice to SME’s, C-suite and senior leaders.

Ian’s expertise spans 27 years in management and as consultant psychologist. Holding a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with first class Honours and a Master of Psychology (Organisational) from Curtin University in Western Australia, Ian is also a Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

As a registered Organisational Psychologist, Ian’s particular skill sets include specialist areas of executive coaching, candidate assessment, facilitation, leadership development and culture for The Higher Mix.

Ian has worked with some of largest enterprises in Australia. He continues to coach and assess leaders from broadest range of industries through just about every level of an organisation.   

He is also cricket tragic;  actively involved in the sport here in Western Australia.

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