Russell Taylor was appointed the role of The Healing Foundation interim CEO in August 2019. He is also a Healing Foundation Board member.
Russell, a Kamilaroi man, was the CEO at the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies until December 2016. His career includes more than 30 years in various public sector senior executive positions. Russell is a Board member of the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust, Wentwest Public Health Network, The Burbangana Group and is the Deputy Chair of The Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education.