Jane Bird leads the UK Financial Services Sector and the UK Consumer Financial Services Practice. She focuses on senior-level appointments in retail banking and commercial banking, transaction services and payments. Her 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. Jane is based in London.
Recent Client Experience
In consumer and commercial financial services, Jane has hired CEOs and commercial leaders in retail banking, commercial banking, trade and cash, payments and fintech. She also has expertise in leadership development incorporating succession planning and board assessment. Jane has completed a significant number of senior level appointments in digital, data and analytics as well as risk and operations across the Financial Services Sector.
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 has over 17 years of experience in the international executive search market.
Jane received her B.A. 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