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Russell Picot Senior Associate

Russell  Picot, Senior Associate

Russell Picot is Chair of the Trustee board of the HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Fund and a Director of LifeSight, Willis Towers Watson’s UK DC Master Trust Board where he chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.


Russell retired as Group Chief Accounting Officer at HSBC in 2016, having joined HSBC in 1993.  He was appointed a Group General Manager in 2003.  

Russell was a co-chair of the FSB’s Enhanced Disclosure Task Force and is a Special Advisor to the Financial Stability Board’s Climate-related Financial Disclosures Task Force, chaired by Michael Bloomberg. He has supported the HRH The Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability project since its inception in 2004 and is an ambassador for the International Integrated Reporting Council.

He is a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership and was recently appointed an Honorary Professor in Durham University Business School. He chairs the IIGCC Investor Practices Programme.

Russell holds an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge and is a chartered accountant.”

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