AUSTRALIAN SHERPA | HIGH LEVEL PANEL FOR A SUSTAINABLE OCEAN ECONOMY
Since June 2018, Russell has represented the Australian Prime Minister on the High Level Panel for Sustainable Ocean Economy. Refer: Transformations for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, was published in December 2020.
Russell has worked in Australian government agencies as Chair, CEO or board member in fields of ocean policy, marine science, seafood and fisheries R&D, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Foundation, climate change policy and maritime transport safety.
Good outcomes came from cooperation with indigenous communities, science, technology and engineering, the public, and both industry and advocacy groups across transport, seafood, finance, tourism and environmental planning, protection and management.