Sarina, the founder

Synonymous with the phrases ‘How to Get that Job’ and ‘See You at the Top’, Sarina Russo’s constantly challenges the status quo, thinks differently, exceeds expectations and delivers with speed and urgency.

Her ability to execute is what the Sarina Russo brand stands for and why people have trusted it for over 38 years.

Sarina Russo - Founder and Managing Director, Sarina Russo | Group

Sarina inspires tens of thousands of people to believe in themselves, to go that extra mile and to become more.

International Stage

Australian Community / Board Positions

  • Australiana Fund to raise funds to acquire and preserve a permanent collection of art works that are Australian by origin or by association
  • Chairman and Trustee of the Jupiter’s Casino Community Benefit Fund (1995 - 2013)
  • Queensland Premier’s Advisory Board (2000 - 2012)
  • Lord Mayor’s Community Trust Board (1995 - 2011)
  • Queensland Education and Training Export Board (2002 - 2010)
  • Queensland Tourism Board (2002 – 2009)
  • Council for Multicultural Australia Board (2005 – 2006)
  • Board of Directors, Challenger Financial Services (2006 – 2008)
  • Elected by the people of Queensland as an Australian Republican Movement delegates to the Australian Constitution Convention (1998)


  • Multicultural Achievers Award in 2006
  • Women in Business Award – Personal and Other Services Industry category in 2006
  • Centenary Medal for distinguished service to education in 2001
  • Honorary Ambassador for the City of Brisbane in 1996