Russ has been involved in counter terrorism for events for the last 15 years. His roles within policing included as a Counter Terrorism Security Coordinator and Search Advisor as well as designing and deploying hostile vehicle mitigation schemes. He coordinated the National Barrier Asset for the UK police and spent the last five years of his service on the National Vehicle Threat mitigation Unit, which is part of NaCTSO. During this time, he covered a large number of high threat events around the UK and abroad advising on their hostile vehicle mitigation measures as well as their overall counter terrorism planning.
Russ retired in 2022 and formed Island Site Protective, where he advises events around how to manage their counter terrorism requirements. In 2022 Russ was asked to write the counter terrorism chapter for the Purple Guide. This was published later that year and carried authority from NaCTSO which also published it on their ProtectUK website. Russ also works as the director of CT and Risk for Crowdguard, the UK’s number one provider of HVM measures for events. Russ is an active member of the UKCMA and GCMA.