Judge Profile

Russell Lawson
Managing Director
The Ideas Distillery

Russell is Managing Director of The Ideas Distillery, which works directly with all types of organisations who want to improve their management systems to ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), OHSAS 18001 (health & safety) and ISO 27001 (data management) standards. He has a wealth of experience in the business sector, and has sat on various groups such as the Wales International Business Council and the Leadership and Management Wales Board, and is currently the Welsh Government’s representative on the Valuation Tribunal for Wales’ Governing Council. He is also author of the book 'The PR Buzz Factor', published by Kogan Page. He is currently Editor of the successful WalesBusiness.org site, an umbrella blog for business content across the spectrum of public life in Wales.