Director of Partnerships and Interventions

Michelle Russell joined the SIA as Director of Partnership and Interventions in January 2020.

She joined the SIA from the Charity Commission where she was the Director of Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement for over 5 years, leading its investigations, monitoring and enforcement work, its specialist outreach programmes and accountancy functions strategies on counter-terrorism, fraud and financial abuse, and safeguarding. Michelle joins us with experience of having sat on a number of cross government and sector groups, particularly on terrorism and serious crime issues. She has also been a Visiting Lecturer at City, University of London Business School, and has spoken on governance, charity regulation and compliance issues nationally, at the UN and other government forums internationally.

She first joined the Charity Commission in 2002 as a lawyer and held various legal and senior management positions there. Michelle also worked as a qualified solicitor in private practice.

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