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.