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Dr. Russell Drakeley - Partner

The longest serving member of CGR’s team, Russell was appointed to the board in 1989.

Russ has worked with a diverse range of organisations in all fields of industry and commerce in both the public and private sectors during twenty five years in consultancy. His clients have included international law firms, global financial institutions and multinational manufacturing companies, as well as government departments and charitable organisations. From the implementation and evaluation of major change initiatives, to designing new selection tests for PAs and secretarial staff, Russ has worked at every level within our client organisations.

Russ has a particular interest in quantitative methods and is an acknowledged expert on psychometrics. He has developed and refined CGR's approach to both competency analysis and multi-rater (3600) feedback, and is a BPS Registered Specialist in Test Use (Occupational) He is regularly invited to review tests and to contribute to publications on selection and assessment. On this subject, he has spoken at international conferences in Japan, Germany and the US, and on BBC Radio.

A Registered Occupational Psychologist, and a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Russ was formerly a member of two of the oldest departments of applied psychology in the UK and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Psychology Department of University College London.

Sub-aqua, skiing and ice hockey figure among Russ's list of favourite non-work activities.