In the ten years before establishing Russam in 1982, Charles Russam, FCA, gained senior management experience with The Burton Group – now Arcadia – and Whitbread in financial, business development and general management areas and was Business Development Director of Beefeater Steakhouses in their exciting and formative early years.
Setting up his own management consultancy in the early 1980’s, he quickly noticed that there was virtually no mechanism for the provision of short term management support at senior levels – which is what Charles did – and whence we derive our claim to be “the longest established mainstream Interim Management Provider in the UK”.
Charles founded the IMA, the Industry Professional Association in 1987 which has now developed into a strong driving force behind the growth of this important sector. He was its Deputy Chairman for eight years and headed up its Marketing Committee.
Charles has written and had published over the years well over 50 articles and innumerable quotes about flexible employment at senior levels and the changing ways in which businesses can be managed more effectively through people.
He has given evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on Employment, has spoken at national and international conferences, has been on radio and has appeared on television on two occasions.
Charles lives in North Buckinghamshire and enjoys golf and collecting old watches.