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Russ Lidstone

President XD, Inizio Engage - Inizio Engage

Prior to forming TCEG in 2016, Russ held strategic and leadership roles in a variety of blue-chip advertising agency groups including IPG, WPP and Havas.

He is a member of The Marketing Group of Great Britain; Fellow of the RSA; EMBA advisor for Oxford Said Business School and recently voted Creativepool’s Creative Leader of the Year 2021.

Russ is Chair of Trustees for Creative Mentor Network and Chair of the Advisory Board for Isla (industry sustainability body).