The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has announced the appointment of Michelle Russell as the organisation’s new director of partnerships and interventions. Russell will be joining the SIA from the Charity Commission where she’s currently director of investigations, monitoring and enforcement.
Russell leads on the Charity Commission’s corporate strategies focused on counter-terrorism, fraud and financial abuse, as well as safeguarding issues, and has worked influentially across Government and with regulators and law enforcement agencies in the UK.
In addition, Russell has played a critical role in building the Charity Commission’s reputation as a robust and proactive risk-based regulator.
A qualified solicitor, Russell sits on a number of cross-Government and sector groups on terrorism and serious crime issues and is a visiting lecturer at the Cass Business School.
At the SIA, Russell – who joins the Regulator next January – will lead on securing effective regulatory interventions to deliver the SIA’s regime and build on the ongoing work to strengthen the SIA’s external relationships with key partners. The key purposes of this role are public safety and crime reduction.