Russell Pocock

Group Leadership Capability Director

Russell re-joined Brand Learning in 2016 having built his expertise over 20 years in both consulting and client-side roles; from launching Sensodyne Pronamel at GSK, leading major clients such as Sony and AstraZeneca at Brand Learning to delivering award winning change at the City & Guilds Group in both marketing and global commercial leadership roles.

Russell has a reputation for leading transformational change having delivered major turnaround projects on the City & Guilds brand and commercial business internationally working across Europe, Middle East, Africa, South and East Asia. The Marketing Society Award for Excellence was won under his leadership and he led City & Guilds into the Top 100 Superbrands for the first time. Russell is now Group Leadership Capability Director at Brand Learning; supporting major clients, the Marketing Leaders Programme in collaboration with the Marketing Society and our thought leadership in this critical area for business growth.

Russell graduated with a Management Degree from Brunel University and is a qualified executive coach with the EMCC. He has three young children and a passion for the outdoors which keep him busy in his spare time.

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