Russell Rook has spent the last twenty-five years working with organisations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Having worked with The Salvation Army for 18 years Russell helped to found Chapel St, a charity working with faith based organisations, government and community groups to deliver innovative public services in under-resourced communities.
Most recently, Russell has served as a parliamentary aide to Baroness Sherlock of Durham and as faith advisor to the Leader of the Opposition, the Rt Hon Ed Miliband. As an associate of Signify, he has provided leadership development and coaching for, among others, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Mazars, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and BMW.
David takes inspiration from his ancestors, who were bankers, brewers and business owners but also at the same time philanthropists, abolitionist campaigners and people of faith. He has sought to carry on their legacy in a variety of settings and roles - as President of the Oxford University Student Union, Community Organiser on issues of money and debt, Researcher on multiculturalism and Founder of the Buxton Leadership Programme. He has particular interest in the politics of the common good and the possibilities for business to have greater social impact.