About us

The Russell Group is a member organisation supported by a small team and led by Dr Wendy Piatt, Director General & Chief Executive Officer. Dr Tim Bradshaw is Director of Policy.

The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

Key facts and figures about the 24 universities are available in our Profile publication:


Contact us

The Director General & CEO of the Russell Group is Dr Wendy Piatt 

You can contact her through her PA
Email Dr Wendy Piatt
Telephone 020 3816 1300 

For general enquiries

Email the Russell Group

For media enquiries

Email Dunstan Hadley
Telephone 020 3816 1317

Email Richard Mellor
Telephone 020 3816 1319

Email Richard Ellis
Telephone 020 3816 1316

Out of hours media enquiries
07875 840930

For policy enquiries

Email Dr Tim Bradshaw
Director of Policy