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Russell Picot

Russell Picot

Russell Picot is director of Willis Towers Watson’s UK DC Master Trust where I chair the Audit and Risk Committee having previously been a director of the HSBC pension scheme. Russel 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 is a director of the HSBC UK Bank Pension Trust and chairman of its Asset and Liability Committee.

Russel was 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.

Prior to joining HSBC he worked for KPMG for 14 years during this time he undertook a secondment to the Bank of England.  Russell has been directly involved with HRH The Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability project since its inception in 2004 and is a member of the Council of the IIRC.  Russell is co-chair of the Enhanced Disclosure Task Force (EDTF)

Russell holds an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.