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Laurie Russell - Biography

Laurie Russell has been Chief Executive of the Wise Group since 2006. The Wise Group is a Glasgow based social enterprise established in 1983. It supports people on benefits into sustainable employment, regenerates communities, and delivers sustainability and criminal justice projects in Scotland and north east England.

Laurie was Chief Executive of Strathclyde European Partnership Ltd and managed the programmes of European funding for the economic and social regeneration of western Scotland from 1989 to 2006.  He was previously employed by Strathclyde Regional Council and led a community regeneration initiative in Clydebank in the early 1980s. 

Laurie chaired the board of Social Enterprise Scotland for six years from 2007 to 2013.

You can contact Laurie here.

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