Westacott, Russell

Russell Westacott

Chief Executive Officer, Seniors Rights Service

Russell joined Seniors Rights Service as CEO in January 2011. Russell has 30 years’ experience of working in non-government-organisations (NGOs). He worked for several organisations in the HIV sector and has worked for both state and national organisations. Russell has implemented projects in each state and territory in Australia in collaboration with local partners. He has worked on international projects in the South Pacific, South Africa and has represented Australian community-based groups at the United Nations. During the period 2001 to 2005 Russell worked in New York City at one of that city’s largest NGOs. Russell has an interest in the human rights of individuals who are often marginalised. Russell has studied at the University of NSW in Politics and International Relations and Sociology.