Tony Russell joined as a co-Executive Director of the Global Leadership Strategy Network in February 2014, from the position of Director – Senior Executive Development at L’Oréal, where he was responsible for the training and development of the Top 250 leaders of the company. Tony also provided coaching and consultant development support for individuals and teams, co-managed an inter-company international development program for top executives, and developed and co-managed a leadership development program for Country Managing Directors. Tony has initiated several group-wide HR projects including assessment centers, a new global training organization and a world-wide management appraisal system. He has worked with diverse cultures, and through periods of expansion, contraction and significant change and transformation. Tony has had a diverse career in Human Resources, in particular Learning & Leadership Development, and brings a wealth of experience from his positions at Nestlé, Diageo, and L’Oréal – all noted for their strong brand profiles and HR development strategies. Tony is a British national, and lives in the Paris region. He is fluent in English and French.