Meet our Chair Russell!

With his roots firmly in property maintenance, Direct Works Chair, Russell Thompson FCIOB’s understanding of the sector, from strategic to granular, encompasses Repairs & Maintenance and DLO’s, Asset Management, Building Safety, Compliance, Bidding, Disposals and Acquisitions. Russell has operated at Executive level for the last 20 years and has helped a number of organisations grow and succeed in delivering excellent services to customers.

Russell’s number one passion is seeing people and teams grow and develop in their roles, and he prioritises making a difference, supported through official and non-formalised coaching and mentoring. Working with other associations and a regional chair of CIOB, Russell is known for his ability to help organisations transform, through collaborative working and talent acquisition, personal development and succession planning strategies.