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Suki Basi

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Managing Director & Founder

Before founding Russell Group, Suki worked for Oracle in Silicon Valley in the early 90s, focusing on the defence, energy, finance and healthcare sectors. On founding Russell, Suki created the claims database for London Market Claims Services, which was then used to help Lloyd’s model its exposures during Reconstruction and Renewal (R&R).

Suki has a BSc (Hons) in Aeronautical Engineering from Manchester University and moved on to do PhD research at Nottingham University on the mathematical modelling of fibre reinforced materials, which was sponsored by Rolls-Royce.

Mark Howell

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Group Finance and Operations Director

Mark Howell, BA (Honours) Law, is a chartered accountant with over 25 years' experience in providing financial, legal and operational expertise across multiple sectors. In his role at Russell, Mark is responsible for monitoring and supervising Russell’s financial and group operations.

The team

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Rav Tank

Infrastructure and Client Support

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Rav is responsible for maintaining and updating the infrastructure that powers Russell’s key service offerings, and leads the support team which services Russell’s global client base.

Adam Murphy

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ALPS Product Manager

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Adam is the ALPS Product Manager and is responsible for developing product innovation at Russell.

Before joining Russell, Adam spent 9 years working in Aon’s Aviation Reinsurance Broking team, before moving into Underwriting Aviation Reinsurance at Talbot Syndicate 1183 at Lloyd’s where he spent 10 years.

Adam holds a BA (Hons) Financial Services and is a ACII Chartered Insurer.

Julian Kirkman-Page

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Head of Sales

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Julian has more than thirty years of running and developing successful software companies in the global risk management space. Julian is responsible for managing Russell’s sales team and for running Russell’s corporate work group of risk managers from FTSE 100 companies.

Julian holds a BSc (Hons) Geoscience.

Richard Borg

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Sales Manager

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Richard Borg has over 20 years’ experience in sales and account management for both corporate & (re)insurance clients in the UK and beyond.

Richard is responsible for managing Russell's global client base and for generating new business revenue.

Manvir Basi

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Head of Marketing

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Manvir is responsible for the production of product portfolio, thought leadership, press articles and podcast content to raise the awareness and the profile of Russell within the (re)insurance market and beyond.

Graham Stroud

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Head of Client Data Processing

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Graham is responsible for the whole client data processing space across the ALPS product classes. Alongside this role, he is also responsible for maintaining and monitoring Russell’s training system for staff.

Rob Nelder

ALPS Development Manager

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Rob has spent over 15 years working for Russell as a software developer and is currently the development manager. For most of this time Rob has been predominantly focussed on Russell’s core product, ALPS which provides exposure and pricing analysis solutions to reinsurance underwriters and brokers.

Rob holds a BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering and a CII Diploma in Insurance.

Felipe Hassin

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Data Analyst

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Felipe has spent over 5 years working for Russell and is currently a data analyst. Working at Russell, Felipe provides data analysis-support, helping Russell’s underwriting clients understand their exposure through Russell’s core ALPS product. Felipe has worked on other projects, centred on the analysis and processing of data.

Felipe holds a BA (Hons) Business Administration and MSc International Relations.


Rachel Taylor

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Head of Quality Control

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Rachel is responsible for Russell’s Integrated Management System, that is certified to ISO 9001 (Quality), 27001 (Information Security) and 22301 (Business Continuity). She is also a developer and is part of the ALPS development team.

Outside work, Rachel enjoys playing video, board and tabletop roleplaying games, as well as mini painting. She is a keen supporter of the Nottingham Panthers.

Rachel studied at Durham University and graduated with a BSc (Hons) Mathematics and joined Russell shortly on graduation.


Lee Davies

ALPS Developer

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Lee (BSc Computer Studies) have over twenty-two years as a programmer and is responsible for maintaining and developing web-based applications that provide critical business solutions for the end-users.

Lee is a passionate music fan (he owns four guitars) and enjoys motorbiking.

Katanya Frankson

ALPS Developer

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Katanya has over 8 years’ experience of developing software, web and desktop applications. She is a key member of Russell’s development team, where her responsibilities include developing web applications using technologies such as C#, SQL, Html, CSS, and JavaScript.

Outside of work, she enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Katanya studied at Nottingham Trent University where she received a BSc (Hons) Forensic Science and MSc Computer Science.

Faisel Jahan

ALPS Developer

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Faisel has extensive experience in developing bespoke software and providing technical services. He is a key member of Russell’s development and data processing team and supports the processing of client data.

Outside of work, Faisel has been practicing Tai Chi Chuan for over 30 years and enjoys cycling.

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