Russell's long career in banking and finance has taken him from Dunedin to Wellington and Christchurch and he's a sought after expert on commercial lending and mortgage advisory.
He started with CBA in Dunedin and then moved north to Wellington for 3 years before moving to Christchurch. After moving to Christchurch he spent time in a number of roles including four years with Westpac Merchant Finance and his last six years with the Bank as a Commercial Manager, gaining a wealth of experience in a variety of commercial lending, including: trade finance, property financing and funding for SMEs.
Russell joined Taurus in 1999 and has since seen the company grow tenfold. As one of its most senior experts he now plays a central advisory role for small business funding, home and property loans.
A keen rugby player in his youth Russell was hooker for Dunedin's Southern Club and Wellington's Athletic Club, winning the Senior Championship in both cities, playing alongside the likes of Laurie Mains and against Keith Murdoch. He also played senior cricket for Albion CC in Dunedin with Glenn Turner .
Russell stays involved with sport through harness racing and is a former President and now an Honorary Life Member at the Rangiora Harness Racing Club.
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