Former European and two-time Scottish champion Russell Keiller has been involved in the sport for more than 40 years and joined British Curling’s Board of Directors in August 2014.
A member of St Martin's Curling Club for most of that time, his impressive list of accolades also includes a World Championship silver medal and a European bronze medal, as well as Scottish Schools and Junior titles and a win in the Scottish Mixed Curling Championships.
Keiller subsequently moved into coaching with great effect, helping both men’s and women’s teams to national and international success, most notably Rhona Martin’s rink that famously won gold for Team GB at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
He coached women’s teams to victory at the World Junior Championship, to silver medals at European and World Junior Championships and to World and European Championship semi-finals, as well as coaching the Scotland men’s team to a World Junior Championship semi-final. While coaching at elite level, Keiller played a part in developing and delivering a world class performance programme for the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and four years later in Turin 2006.
Beyond curling, he brings to his role as a director the experience gained in a long career in banking, which saw him take on a wide array of roles with the Clydesdale Bank including marketing, training, insurance services, personal and corporate banking and business development before becoming, in 2013, part of the team which opened the first Handelsbanken office in Perth where he held the position of Corporate Banking Manager. During his time at the Clydesdale Bank, he was also a Director of the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce.