Ian Russell is a Chartered Accountant and has held a number of senior finance roles in a variety of commercial organisations during his executive career. He was an executive Director of Scottish Power PLC for 12 years, initially as Finance Director and then as Chief Executive.
Ian is now a non-executive Director on a number of financial company Boards. He is also currently Chair of the Scottish Futures Trust and the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland.
Ian received a CBE in the 2006 New Year Honours List for services to young people and volunteering.
He became a Trustee of National Museums Scotland in October 2018 and his term of appointment runs until September 2022. He lives in Edinburgh.