Ian Russell CBE - Chairman

Ian Russell

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 chair of HICL Infrastructure Plc, Herald Investment Trust Plc and Scottish Futures Trust.

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 was appointed as Chairman in August 2020. This term of appointment runs until July 2024. He lives in Edinburgh.

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We’re reopening our museums

After nearly five months of closure, we’re almost ready to welcome visitors back to our museums. We've made some changes to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit, including online booking and new safety measures.

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