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CEO’s Vision – Russell Longmuir

Russell Longmuir

Russell Longmuir’s Biography

Russell Longmuir joined BQF as Director General and CEO in June 2015. Russell joined from KPMG where he was a lead partner in the operational transformation consultancy team. He has extensive experience leading transformation and change projects for companies across the globe having also lived and worked in Australia, Japan and the US.

Previously Russell spent 10 years at IBM managing consultancy practices in Australia, Asia and the UK.  He has wide experience across many sectors as well as sitting on the board of advisors at many companies, such as the Cloud Technology company, Infrascale in Los Angeles.

Russell’s Vision for BQF


The vision itself hasn’t changed but 

we need to articulate that vision more clearly.


    1. We want to have a closer relationship with our members, both in their continuous improvement plans but also delivering more value to them.
    2. We want to spell out the benefits of membership and the value that it brings to organisations.


I want us to be bold in how we help members on their performance improvement journey.

To do that we need to continue to offer the best training and development in the UK, and we need to bring inspiring speakers to our members. By offering more insightful events we can show we can deliver the training our members need and also introduce inspirational people from different walks of life.

Raising the profile of BQF

Are you boring your employees into leaving? HR Magazine (January 2017)

How to become a CEO – Raconteur article, (December 2016)

Rethinking your workplace strategy to drive performance improvement (December 2016) – Russell comments on Bruce Barclay, Senior Manager EMEA Facilities Operations, Dell Technologies article

Macro problems call for micro solutions. (December 2016)

Looking closer to home to boost productivity. (September 2016)

Increasing Productivity – Intercontinental Finance. (August 2016)

Collaboration is key: building growth in the construction sector. (July 2016)

Guru of Improvement – Quality World Magazine. (May 2016)

Setting the Stage for Businesses to grow – Transport and Logistics Magazine. (April 2016)

It’s full speed ahead for BQF – UK Excellence Magazine. (February 2016)