Mark Russell CBE

Senior Adviser


Mark is Chair of DE&S, the procurement organisation of the Ministry of Defence, Vice Chair of UKGI, Chair of Angel Trains and non-executive director of DP World.

Mark Russell was appointed Chair of DE&S and Vice Chair of UKGI in November 2019 having been Chief Executive of UK Government Investments (and its predecessor body, the Shareholder Executive) since 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 was appointed Chair of Angel Trains in February 2021. He has been a non-executive director of DP World, the ports and logistics operator, since 2014 and has chaired its Audit and Risk Committee since 2018.  Mark was previously non-executive director of the Submarine Delivery Agency, non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Eurostar International Limited and senior independent director of LCR.