Meet the Team

Suki Basi, Managing Director, Russell Group

Suki is the managing and founder director of Russell Group since 1994. In this role he is responsible for setting company strategy, building core competencies and ensuring business development, as well as managing business growth and value. He has had project experience in a variety of insurance and reinsurance lines namely, long-tail (asbestos, health hazard and pollution) reserving, aviation, space, offshore energy, marine hull and financial institutions and casualty. Previously, Suki worked for Oracle Corporation from 1989 to 1994, where he worked in project management, consulting and pre-sales across a number of industries including defence, energy, finance and healthcare both in the UK and USA.

Suki has a BSc (Hons) in Aeronautics from Manchester University, and after graduating in 1986 held a post-graduate mathematical modelling research post at Nottingham University which was sponsored by Rolls-Royce until 1989. Suki lives in Nottingham, is married with three children and enjoys time with family and friends, playing sport and watching his beloved Nottingham Forest.


Mark Howell, Group Finance and Operations Director, Russell Group

Mark has been with Russell Group since 2007 and is responsible for the group’s finance, legal and operational activities.

Previously Mark worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers for 20 years, advising a wide range of owner-managed and PLC clients across many sectors, specialising in tax and corporate transactions. Mark also has wide experience as a company director in both IT and manufacturing companies. Mark has a law degree from the University of Nottingham and after graduating qualified as a chartered accountant in 1991. Married with two teenage children, Mark enjoys playing and watching sport, eating out and travelling.

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