About us Meet the team Nicci Russell Nicci is an experienced, inclusive and authentic not-for-profit/sustainability leader and campaigner. She is Managing Director of UK water efficiency campaigners Waterwise, and has 20 years' experience in the water sector, including as Special Adviser to Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP at Defra, and as a Director at Ofwat. She chairs an independent group for the UK government, making recommendations on water efficiency to Ministers and regulators, and sits on Defra’s statutory Experts Group advising on water targets in the Environment Bill. Nicci is Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and a member of ACEVO’s Climate Crisis Working Group. She has significant experience as a school governor, including as a Chair, and is currently a governor at her son’s high school. Nicci is passionate about social justice. She became politically active aged 15 and has put social justice at the heart of her career. Equally passionate about diversity, inclusion and wellbeing, she is an active mentor and committed feminist and striving to be an anti-racist ally. Nicci lives in North Shropshire - close to Chester and an hour from Manchester, in the North West - with her husband, three children and dog. "In my life I’ve seen many children and young people who could really benefit from the kind of investment in them Power2 makes and am so honoured to have been chosen as a trustee to support it to deliver its mission even more widely across the UK. My entire career has drawn on the strong sense of social justice I’ve felt since a child: coming from a working-class background, and as an active anti-racist ally, Power2’s incredible mission - empowering young people and children to release their potential, to improve their own life chances and others’ - is close to my heart."