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Russell Payne

Managing Director

As the Managing Director, Russell spearheads a highly passionate team of creatives and Project Managers, collectively delivering an array of diverse and world-class events. With over 20 years at SLX, Russell’s journey began in the Events Team, where he skillfully managed an extensive range of projects, ranging from university balls to regional conferences. Russell completed a technical apprenticeship under Maurice Marshal at the Northcott Theatre which laid a solid foundation for his expertise. Throughout SLX’s growth from its original Exeter location to its present headquarters in Bristol, Russell has been an integral part of the company’s evolution, bringing his invaluable experience and unwavering dedication to the forefront.