Areas of expertise:

  • Russell’s key strength is his deep understanding of customer needs and delivering solutions that truly meet and exceed business requirements.

  • Retail/Business/Institutional Banking

  • Front/Middle/Back Office

  • Wealth Management

  • Insurance

  • IBM InfoSphere, Salesforce CRM, Clarity PPM, TIBCO EBX, Fiserv Corillian, Documentum

  • Project/Program Delivery, PMO Leadership, Portfolio Management, Project Quality Assurance, Commercial Management

  • Future State Strategy and Transformation, Capability Building, Business Case Development, Business Process Re-engineering

Liberty IT Consulting Group Project Management Project Office and Delivery Business Analysts

Russell is a senior program delivery leader specialising in the Banking & Financial Services industry. Russell has delivered complex projects and improved governance over portfolio performance, risk and decision making across a range of sectors, including financial services, resources, higher education and telecommunications.

With a technical background, broad industry experience, and high capability in the leadership and hands-on implementation of business projects, Russell provides an effective interface between technology specialists, the business and senior leaders. As a leader Russell engages teams, partners and stakeholders effectively to drive cultural transformation, optimise operational effectiveness and improve the customer experience. 

Major Accomplishments

IAG: Program manager for the implementation of TIBCO’s EBX CMDM solution.
Perpetual: Senior IT project manager for the Custodian transition program from Royal Bank of Canada to State Street.
UNSW: Implemented a step-change in portfolio governance, financial management, risk management and decision making for the $3bn 2025 strategy.
AMP: Led the PMO for successful delivery of AMP’s enterprise CRM system Salesforce.
Macquarie Bank: Project manager for the implementation of Clarity, the group wide project and portfolio management platform.
Oil Search: Established the PMO and delivered a technically and logistically complex Information Management System for the $19bn Exxon Mobil Joint Venture in Papua New Guinea.
Westpac: PMO senior project manager for the largest online banking program in Australia at the time, widely recognised as an industry benchmark banking solution. 

Favourite quote

“Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something. The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression.”

-Sir John Harvey-Jones

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