Spotlight – Meet Ian Russell Our Non-Executive Chairman

Point Group has announced the appointment of Ian Russell to the board as a Non-Executive Chairman.

Prior to his appointment to the board, Ian Russell has occupied multiple senior leadership roles for leading companies that include Barclays, Absa, SABMiller, Telkom and notably BCX. As a renowned leader, disruptor and entrepreneur, he has left an enduring impact throughout his career. In addition to his role as Point Group’s Non-Executive Chairman, Russell is also the CEO for Disrupting Consultancy Pty a business that he founded.

Underlying the Point Group’s decade long success has been the realisation for constant change. The necessity to continuously search for new solutions and opportunities to evolve. This is epitomised in our growing executive team

Gary Davies - CEO and Founder of Point Group.

“Ian joining the Point Group, comes at a very unique time in our history as we rebuild after the worldwide lockdown. COVID-19 has created seismic shifts in consumer behaviour globally, altering the course of our clients’ businesses. As we enter a new era, now, more than ever before, have agility and data-driven insights been so crucial to our clients’ success.’

As a previous client to the business, Ian is no stranger to Point Group’s offering, value and unrivalled position in the industry. We welcome Ian in his new role as he brings with him a wealth of global experience in terms of business management and procurement experience. He has a close finger on the pulse of the changing dynamics in the digital revolution and can add invaluable support to our expanding business”, concluded Davies.


“I am honoured to be appointed to the Point Group board. I have been focused on the power of positive disruption and digital tools to create a new clock-speed and performance trajectory for businesses. Throughout my career, I have been responsible for innovating cost management across entire businesses. As a passionate advocate for education, I am deeply focused on sustainable and responsible development of the economy focused on leveraging technology and education for the benefit of the youth of South Africa”, says Russell.


Russell is the author of the best-selling self-help book, The Other End of the Telescope. He holds an MBA specialising in Supply Chain Management from the University of Birmingham and a BSc. Economics from the University of Swansea.


Lauren Daisy Flynn
Group Marketing Manager
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