Russell is the Head of Institutional Wealth for Mercer in New Zealand. He has over 25 year's industry experience.
Russell is responsible for helping institutional clients - endowments & foundations, iwi groups, superannuation schemes, wealth management firms, insurance firms, local councils - with their investment management, investment consulting and superannuation needs.
He is also a member of Mercer’s Endowment & Foundations specialist client unit.
Prior to joining Mercer in May 2008, Russell gained 17 years of experience in financial services, both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, including seven years with ASB Group Companies across their investment management, corporate superannuation, KiwiSaver and personal investment businesses. Before this, Russell worked for Trustees Executors in both its custody and corporate trustee services divisions.
Russell holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Honours) from Victoria University of Wellington and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.