Russell is responsible for Rathbones’ investment management business in Scotland. Prior to this, he was chief executive of Speirs & Jeffrey which was fully integrated with Rathbones in July 2019. Aside from these responsibilities he manages portfolios for charities, families and trusts.
After graduating from the University of Wales in Cardiff with a degree in Economics, Russell worked in the institutional fund management industry for ten years. He was a fund manager with Murray Johnstone and then Norwich Union (Aviva) before switching to private client work shortly after joining Speirs & Jeffrey in 1997. He became chief executive of Speirs & Jeffrey in 2011 and head of Rathbones in Scotland in August 2018. Speirs & Jeffrey was fully integrated with Rathbones in July 2019.