Russell Gunson

Russell leads IPPR Scotland, IPPR’s dedicated thinktank for Scotland.

Before joining IPPR in 2015, Russell worked across government, parliament, and the voluntary and private sectors. Most recently, prior to moving to IPPR Scotland, Russell was director of the National Union of Students (NUS) Scotland, working on a cross-party basis within Scottish politics. Russell was a commissioner on the independent Commission on Widening Access, and was a founding director of Safe Deposits Scotland, the only non-profit tenancy deposit protection scheme based in Scotland.

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