Mr Russell has had an extensive career in corporate finance, including as Partner in the corporate finance departments of KPMG in London and Frankfurt, and held senior positions at PwC Corporate Finance, Robert Fleming, Lazard Brothers and A.T. Kearney.
He was appointed Chair of Defence Equipment and Support (“DE&S”), the procurement body of the UK’s Ministry of Defence and Vice Chair of UK Government Investments (“UKGI”) in November 2019, having been Chief Executive of UKGI (and its predecessor body, the Shareholder Executive) since 2013.
Mr Russell joined the Shareholder Executive as head of its Corporate Finance Practice in November 2004 and was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in April 2008. He was also formerly a Non-Executive Director of the Submarine Delivery Agency, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Eurostar International Limited and Senior Independent Director of LCR.
• Appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 11 August 2014.
• Chair of Defence Equipment and Support (“DE&S”) and Vice Chair of UK Government Investments (“UKGI”).