Sustainability Manager, MCC
Dr Russell Seymour is Sustainability Manager at the Marylebone Cricket Club (Lord’s Cricket Ground) and Founder and Chief Executive of BASIS (the British Association for Sustainable Sport). Russell holds a degree in Ecology, a Masters in Environmental Sciences and a PhD in Biodiversity Management. He is passionate about the welfare of this planet and the preservation of its ecosystems for future generations. Working at Lord’s as the first Sustainability Manager at a major UK sports venue, Russell has had the opportunity to see the powerful influence of sport on participants and fans and the impact that the environment has on sport, and sport on the environment. With this in mind, he set up BASIS in 2010, with the intention of bringing together like-minded individuals at all levels of sport, to share ideas, experiences and strategies around sustainability and sport. Russell played and coached American Football for more than twenty years. He also enjoys cricket, though he sees very little of it at work, as he says he is usually rummaging in a recycling bin.