Ms Russell has international and domestic experience in the private and public sectors and joins Philmac with a broad skill-set covering marketing, communication, international business development, customer relationship management, and project management.
Educated in Adelaide and China, Ms Russell holds two degrees, a Bachelor of International Business and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Chinese language.
Philmac managing director Chris Stathy said Ms Russell's international work experience, and extensive skills in marketing, management, business analysis and development, would further enhance Philmac's export efforts.
"Tarnia brings a great deal of knowledge and expertise to this important role," Mr Stathy said.
"She has worked for a number of significant South Australian employers and has an excellent track record.
"Tarnia exemplifies Philmac's commitment to excellence in customer service and product delivery, which will strengthen our business."