Chief Executive Officer, NEO Energy
Russell is an experienced leader with a diverse background, including roles in corporates, investment banking, management consulting and accountancy. Prior to NEO, Russell spent six years at Equinor, where he initially joined as Head of M&A and most recently was Head of Finance. Russell was closely involved in managing Equinor’s business, delivering its growth agenda and in supporting Equinor’s digital and innovation activities. Before Equinor, Russell spent six years as Group Head of M&A at Centrica, where he originated and executed over £9 billion of transactions, including building Centrica’s E&P business. Earlier in his career, Russell spent 12 years in investment banking and management consulting with Merrill Lynch, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley and HSBC, gaining broad experience in strategy, organisation, cross-product financing and M&A.
Russell qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and holds a first-class degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.