Meet Luke Russell, our new GM - Sydney Region

By Samantha Cordell | June 18, 2020

Luke Russell - General Manager - Sydney Region

Diamond IT is excited to welcome Luke Russell as General Manager for the Sydney region.

Luke brings with him significant strategic, operational, and commercial experience to support Diamond IT’s Sydney customer base.


Before joining Diamond IT, Luke was the Head of Business Technology at the Samaritans Foundation where he was responsible for the development of the organisation’s digital strategy, aligning technology functions to the organisation’s objectives.


“We are really excited to have Luke join the Diamond IT team. We are seeing an increasing demand from customers to ensure their technology roadmap is aligned, and integrated, with their overall business strategy.


Luke’s vast experience in delivering transformational initiatives will help us provide our customers with the best technical solution for their organisations,” said Robert Buck, MD at Diamond IT.


Luke has extensive experience having previously worked in the IT and health sectors. He also has an impressive list of Technical certifications including ITILv3, MCPS, MCSA: Office 365, MSCE: Server Infrastructure, Prince2 – Registered Practitioner, and a Masters of Business Administration, Digital Enterprise.


“Diamond IT has a great reputation for integrated technology solutions, including Managed Services, Cloud offerings, Software and Hardware, as well as dedicated Software Development and Technology Consulting teams."


“I am looking forward to working with the team and connecting with customers to support their needs. I’m of the belief that technology should always be used to support people and streamline business improvements. I enjoy partnering with clients to find the best technology solution to suit their needs and this, in turn, helps them succeed as an organisation” Luke said.



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About Samantha Cordell
Samantha Cordell

Group Marketing Manager @ Diamond IT - Samantha (Sam) fell into the IT Industry after studying a combination of computer science and marketing at Uni, starting in Operations with the now decentralised Cabletron Systems. Over the next 20 years Sam undertook various marketing roles within Intel, Microsoft and Cisco Systems before moving to Newcastle for a sea-change working for Wine Selectors. “Not able to stay away from the IT Industry I jumped at the chance to join the team. I am excited to drive the marketing strategy for Diamond IT’s range of Technology Solutions."