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IAN RUSSELL, the author of The Upside of Being Myself and Other Leadership Stories and The Other End of the Telescope is an experienced global CEO with a proven track record in leading strategic turnarounds. He is now largely focused on working with private equity firms and founder-owned businesses at Board level to improve their performance. Ian currently chairs five organisations – a bank, an FMCG business, a fintech, a global marketing and print production business and a not-for-profit school.

He is a sought-after keynote speaker, and travels extensively to talk to leadership teams and organisations about how to frame their strategy so that things actually get done!