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William Russell

Innovate Finance

London, UK

Advisory Council Member

Innovate Finance

William Russell


William Russell worked in the city for 19 years, leaving Merrill Lynch as a Managing Director in 2006. In the same year he co-founded Knightsbridge School, a 4-13 prep school in London with 400 pupils. William is a Director of Knightsbridge Schools International which has a global presence, with schools in Colombia, Panama, Turkey and Montenegro.

William is a Director of Red Savannah, Congham Hall and Chairman of CDAM, an asset management firm. He is also an Advisory Council Member for Innovate Finance, a new FinTech trade body for technological innovators working to support financial services.

Personal Business Advice

Invest in people, not in numbers.

William Russell’s Newsfeed

12 Oct 2018
Dukes Education acquires Minerva Education

Dukes have launched a new Education Advisory Board (EAB). A true representation of the great and the good in education today...William Russell, Deputy Chair and Trustee of the incredible Place2Be initiative which supports mental health in schools. The EAB will provide thought-leadership, guide innovation, and promote best practice.

27 Nov 2017
City AM
A better city for all: Our four points of focus will make London fit for the future

Last Monday, alongside my fellow aldermen Peter Estlin and William Russell, I was delighted to host an audience of some 220 chief executives and senior leaders from across the City of London at the Mansion House.  Together, we launched a new groundbreaking multi-year strategy of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal: “A Better City for All”...The City wants us to focus on four key areas: to build a City that is inclusive, healthy, skilled, and fair – with the overall aim of making the capital a better place to work and live. For the first time, three charities – Place2Be, OnSide Youth Zones. and Samaritans – will come together in a partnership to work with the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

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William Russell’s Background

Advisory Council Member
Apr 2015 - Present
London, UK
Innovate Finance is an independent membership association that represents the UK's global FinTech community. Founded in 2014, Innovate Finance is a not-for-profit aiming to accelerate the country's leading position in the global financial services sector by directly supporting the next era of technology-led financial services innovators, whether a young startup or an established industry player.
Senior Advisor
Jan 2015 - Present
London, UK
Leading Independent Capital Markets Advisory Firm whose sole focus is on the success of their corporate and financial sponsor clients.
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Education Advisory Board Member
Sep 2018 - Present
London, UK
Dukes Education supports the development of academic excellence & prepares students for university. The EAB promotes best practice and provide thought-leadership & guide innovation.
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Morden College
Mar 2015 - Present
Blackheath, UK
An independent Charity based in Blackheath, London, governed by a Board of Trustees. Their purpose is to help older people by offering either a home where they can live independently, a home with some domestic support, or 24/7 residential care with nursing in their Care Home. They also grant limited direct financial support to non residents.
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William Russell’s Education

General Arts
1984 - 1987
1978 - 1983