Anna Russell smiles

Anna Russell

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Director for Bupa Global, and UK and Bupa UK Foundation’s Director

Education Leadership Team

Before joining Bupa in 2014, Anna worked in telecoms, first with O2 and then at Vodafone for ten years, holding roles as Global Head of Internal Communications and Global Head of Brand. Before that Anna co-founded the IT news and recruitment service silicon.com where she was Content and Marketing Director.

Anna joined the Business in the Community (BITC) Education Leadership Team in January 2020 and is leading Bupa UK Foundation’s new programme to support educator wellbeing and resilience. She also has been a Performance Energy coach at Bupa for the past five years.

The Bupa UK Foundation supports younger people’s wellbeing through its partnership with Mind, the mental health charity. Fully funded by the Bupa UK Foundation with a grant over three years, the Mind Children and Young People Resources are designed for young people and provide guidance on how to improve their mental health and access the support they need.

Anna lives in London and has two school-age daughters.

About Business in the Community’s Education Leadership Team

Each area of work BITC undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of BITC’s Education Leadership Team is to increase collaboration between business and schools so that firms have the greatest positive impact on education possible. Our ambition is that every child, particularly those facing social disadvantage, can achieve in education and have a successful working life.

Find out more about BITC’s work on education.