Russell is a director and chair of the audit committees of
Gildan Activewear, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of apparel;
Metro, a leader in the Canadian grocery and pharmacy sectors; and
Northland Power, a leading independent clean and green power producer.
Russell also chairs the Independent Review Committee of IG Wealth Management Funds, a member of the Power Corporation group.
Russell was previously on the boards of Whistler-Blackcomb Holdings and Forth Ports Limited.
Until his retirement in 2011, Russell was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where. he was Managing Partner of various business units across Canada and the Americas. He also held global leadership roles in the services and transportation industry sectors.
Russell is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants and a holder of the ICD.D. designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McGill University and is a recipient of the Governor General of Canada Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.
Russell is active in outdoor activities including alpine and backcountry skiing, trail running, kayaking, cycling, hiking, trekking and adventure travel. He was a member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team (1968-1975) and is a member of the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame.