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Suki Basi

Managing Director & Founder

Suki is the Managing Director & Founder of Russell Group. On founding Russell, Suki helped to develop 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).

Mark Howell

Group Finance and Operations Director

Mark Howell 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

Head of Infrastructure and Client Support

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.

Craig Scott

Head of Client Management

Craig has worked within the Lloyd’s of London value chain for 25 years and joined Russell following 15 years working for Aon in the their Aviation Reinsurance Consulting team. He works with client development and software developers to provide bespoke client solutions and guidance.

Julian Kirkman-Page

Head of Business Development

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.

Chris Don

Head of Brand Communications

Chris is responsible for managing Russell's public relations, corporate messaging and thought leadership.

Richard Borg

Sales Manager

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

Head of Marketing

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.

James Banasik

Head of Connected Risk

Adding ‘Climate & weather’ to the Russell Group’s list of expertise and how and when it’s impact across multiple business classes creates a connected risk. Developing an “Environmental Social Governance” (ESG) quantifiable methodology for the company which can then be used by others as a risk rating methodology across (re)insurance and corporate risk portfolios. Holds a Masters degree in Meteorology.

Graham Stroud

Head of Client Data Processing

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

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.

Lee Davies

.Net/C# web developer

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.

Felipe Hassin

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.

Rachel Taylor

Head of Quality Control

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.

Katanya Frankson

ALPS Developer

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.

Faisel Jahan

ALPS Developer

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.

Shuabe Amoo

Digital Designer

Shuabe is responsible for designing print and digital assets for the company.

John Ademola

Trainee Web Developer/Designer

Graduate from Bangor University (BSc Computer Infornation Systems). John assists in maintaining and developing Russell's web-based applications.

Asad Khuram

Data Scientist

Asad is a Data Scientist at Russell. Asad's role within Russell is to analyse and provide insights to Russell group's data using Machine Learning.

Luke Port

Trainee Insurance Analyst

Luke is a Trainee Insurance Analyst with a background in Biology. He is being trained up to become a valued addition to the data science team.

Sophie Pettingill

Junior Digital Designer

Sophie is a Junior Digital Designer at Russell, assisting the marketing team with the companies brand development.

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If you’re interested in joining our team, check our careers page for job listings.


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