Jane Bird


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Jane Bird

Jane Bird co-leads the firm’s global Consumer & Commercial Financial Services Practice, and leads the Financial Services Practice in the UK. She focuses on senior-level and C-suite appointments in retail banking and commercial banking, fintech, transaction services and payments. Jane’s track record also covers a range of functional leadership roles, such as Chief Data Officers, Chief Digital Officers, Chief Operating Officers and Chief Risk Officers. She also has significant experience in leadership development, incorporating succession planning and board assessment. Recent client work has included a significant number of senior-level appointments in digital, data and analytics, and risk and operations across the financial services sector. Jane is based in London.

Previous Experience

Before joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Jane was a Partner with a UK search firm. In that role, she established a portfolio of clients in consumer and corporate banking and built a successful corporate officers practice which focused on Chief Risk Officer, Chief Auditor, Chief Operating Officer and compliance appointments.


Jane received her BA in philosophy from King’s College London.


Financial Services, Consumer and Commercial, Financial Technology, Business and Professional Services, Corporate Functions, Operations & Supply Chain Officers, Digital Leadership, Risk Officers, Executive Search, Digital

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