Mina Ames leads the Financial Services Practice across Australia and New Zealand. She is also a core member of the firm’s Global Financial Services Sector, working on a number of international projects. Mina has a successful global track record of recruiting top talent at the Board, CEO and Senior Executive level. Based in Sydney, she is also a trusted advisor to CEOs and Chairs, advising on complex people issues and leadership succession.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Mina had extensive executive search experience, including senior executive and board searches, management appraisals and leadership consulting in the financial services sector. Previously, she was Vice President, HSBC Global Key Accounts with MasterCard in Australia. Mina was also the Head of Partnerships, Credit Cards & Consumer Lending at Citibank Australia, where she was instrumental in driving their partnership growth strategy. Earlier in her career, she held marketing and business development roles with American Express Global Network Services while based in the UK, Singapore and Australia.
Education & Affiliations
Mina holds a BA, with honors, in economics and geography from the University of Portsmouth in the UK and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Australia. She serves on the board of Arrow Leadership and previously served on the board of Springboard Enterprises.