Graham Russell leads the efforts to improve the delivery of regulation in the UK within the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. In 2007, he was appointed to create the Local Better Regulation Office and develop the ideas put forward in the Hampton Report. In 2012, as Chief Executive of the Better Regulation Delivery Office, he took the organisation into a new era, joining the civil service and taking responsibility for policy advice as well as delivery.
Graham’s professional background is as a regulator in local government, allowing him to understand the contribution that local authorities make to protection and growth in the local economy. His previous roles include Head of Trading Standards and Community Safety at Staffordshire County Council.
Director, Regulatory Delivery
The Director of Regulatory Delivery leads its pioneering work to integrate policy and frontline delivery to simplify the complex regulatory environment for the benefit of UK business. The role includes leadership of the creation of a Regulatory Centre of Excellence, the development of partnerships with stakeholders, and strategies to improve the business environment overseas in support of UK export growth.