Russ Buckland, BA
Founder and Senior Client Partner
Russ was the Founder of Bedford Resources, Bedford Groups’ specialty practice for clients in Resources, Energy and Infrastructure and is currently their Senior Client Partner. Russ is regarded as one of the leading experts in executive search for the global mining industry having managed over 2,000 executive search and recruitment assignments over the past 25 years for many clients globally. His work includes numerous assignments for Board and C-Suite executives, senior operations management and functional specialists. He has particular expertise in recruiting for large international development projects. Russ’ early career was with major resource, construction and mining firms including Ontario Hydro and Bechtel in Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland-Labrador, and with Falconbridge Ltd. in Sudbury, Ontario. He served as Vice President Human Resources with The Canada Development Corporation in Toronto and was Vice President of Saint John Shipbuilding in the build of the Canada Frigate Program.
He is a graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa and continues to play a key role in the development of the University’s Ravens’ Varsity Football Program. He also attended the University of Ottawa law school and the University of Western Ontario Executive Management Program.