Russell is a passionate packaging professional with a well-developed expertise in polymers and sustainable packaging options. He strives to find the very best, holistic, packaging solutions which meet all of the key environmental criteria, guided by data and science rather than perception or misperception!
Russell is a chemist by education, completing a Degree and PhD in Polymer Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. During that period, he spent time developing the Polyurethane recycling process at Dow Chemicals in the Netherlands and progressing research in polymer characterisation at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has since completed a Masters in Advanced Food Manufacture at Nottingham.
After 20 years in the Chocolate & Biscuits business with United Biscuits and then pladis, Russell joined Britvic in November last year, where he has been leading the Packaging Technologies agenda and is now focusing on driving the Britvic Packaging Sustainability Strategy.