Russell will be responsible for helping the hotel grow its pool of trained staff and she will direct the hotel with new system implementations.
Russell has more than 23 years of expertise, previously acting as coordinator at Crowne Plaza in Australia and then the recruitment manager at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).
She made her entry into the GCC region when she was appointed as HR director at IHG and later The Jumeirah Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts.
She was then made HR director at Emaar Hospitality Group, then talent manager at a leading retail company.
She finally settled at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, having completed six years as HR director for Fairmont Dubai. She now joins The Palm venue in her latest role.