The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, live from the Mansion House
The 692nd Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman William Russell, and Lady Mayoress Hilary Russell join Karina Robinson, Master of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, for the latest power couple Talk & Toast chat on 13th July at 5:10pm. As part of the Master’s Open Door, Open City theme for her year – the City is only ever as good as the talent it can recruit – they discuss what it means to be the City’s Ambassadors amid Covid-19 and its economic devastation; what the City is doing to help the country; how it supports #buildbackbetter through taking the lead in fintech and green finance; and how they survive and thrive together.
Alderman Russell has over 30 years’ experience in the financial and business City including holding senior positions in the national and international banking sector.
In 1987 he went to work for First Boston Corporation before joining Merrill Lynch in 1992 as an Investment Banker in Institutional Equity Sales, working in Asia, New York and London.
Alderman Russell is currently Chair of CDAM, a London based Asset Management business, and Senior Advisor to STJ Advisors. He was also on the Board of Innovate Finance, the industry body for the UK based FinTech community.
In addition to supporting her husband as Lady Mayoress, Hilary Russell pursues her own interests, but they have shared concerns: helping the prison sector is one; childhood and education is another.
They join a distinguished line-up of Talk & Toast subjects, including Nicole and Xavier Rolet KBE, Sir Robert and Lady Elisabeth Stheeman and Rupert Hambro OBE and Robin Hambro. Do join us for a webinar that promises to shed light on the City’s ability to ride the choppy waves of change and challenge on 13th July at 5:10pm London time.
This event is hosted on the Zoom platform of CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment), we are very grateful for their support.
In addition to supporting William as Lady Mayoress, Hilary Russell pursues her own interests, but they have shared concerns: helping the prison sector is one; childhood and education is another.
In William’s words: “Haberdashers’ - one of the Great Twelve City Livery Companies - to which I belong, is opening a free school in Borough and educates around 12,500 pupils across the country, including at academies in Lewisham and Crayford. Hilary is a Trustee of the Heads Together charity, Best Beginnings, which aims to give every child in the UK the best possible start in life, and I am Deputy Chair of Plav2Be, a children’s mental health charity. Both of us are on the Campaign Board of Development of Durham University, which is where we met.”
Monday 13th July 2020