Russell has been a location-independent worker for the last 10 years through a variety of roles in the IT, Education and Engineering sectors working with public, private and third sector organisations. He is responsible for developing standards and helping organisations work towards the Smarter Working Excellence. Over that time he has worked with Work Wise UK promoting Smarter Working throughout the UK working with partners Transport for London, the TUC and Association of Commuter Transport and BT. Russell has been involved with the creation of a Work Wise UK Mark of Excellence which helps organisations focus on the benefits of Smarter Working. He has also developed the Smarter Working adoption ladder and was a main contributor to the Smarter Working Guide.