Chief Executive

Mark Russell


Mark Russell was appointed Chief Executive of the Shareholder Executive (now UK Government Investments) in April 2013. Mark joined the Shareholder Executive as head of its Corporate Finance Practice in November 2004 and was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in April 2008.

Previously Mark was a partner in the corporate finance departments of KPMG London and KPMG Frankfurt. Prior to this Mark worked at PwC Corporate Finance and Robert Fleming & Co., Lazard Brothers and A.T. Kearney.

Mark is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of London and Continental Railways Limited, Independent Non-Executive Director of DP World and was formerly Non-Executive Director of Eurostar International Limited.

Chief Executive

The Chief Executive sits on the UKGI Board and leads the government company.

Previous roles in government

  1. Chief Executive, Shareholder Executive

    • 2013 to 2016
  2. Director, Corporate Finance Practice, Shareholder Executive

    • 2004 to 2013