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Mr. Russel Black

Russell Black is Managing Director of personal consulting company, Leafcutter Ltd.  Recent assignments are the strategic project advice to Regional Rail Link Project, Melbourne Australia, the expert witness for Arbitration and the Peer review of Metro Melbourne Rail Project in Australia.

Mr. Black is currently a Board Member of the New Zealand Governments Earthquake Commissions, expert panel advisor to North West Rail Link Project, Sydney, Australia, and advisor to the City Rail Link Project in Auckland, New Zealand. 

He was the former Executive Director of MTR Corporation Ltd. Hong Kong. He worked for MTR from 1976 to 1984, and prior to rejoining to MTR as Project Director in 1992, he was Project Director of London Underground Jublee Line Extension. He was the former non-executive Board Member of Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd. Australia.


Russell Black is a Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineers, UK., Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Science, and Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand. He received a Bachelor of Engineering 1969 from University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is a Visiting Professor of Ritsumeikan University in Japan.