Mina Ames is based in Sydney and leads the Financial Services Sector across Australia and New Zealand. She is also a core member of the firm’s Global Financial Services Sector and leads the Technology Goes Horizontal practice across Asia Pacific in Financial Services. Mina has completed numerous searches at the board, CEO and senior executive level. She is a trusted advisor to CEOs and chairs, working closely with senior leadership on complex people issues and succession.
Before 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. Before that, Mina was Vice President, HSBC Global Key Accounts with MasterCard in Australia. Earlier, she was Head of Partnerships, Credit Cards & Consumer Lending at Citibank Australia, where she was instrumental in driving their partnership growth strategy. Previously, Mina worked in marketing and business development roles with American Express Global Network Services while based in the UK, Singapore and Australia.
Mina holds a BA, with honors, in economics and geography from the University of Portsmouth and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management. She serves on the board of Arrow Leadership, a Christian nonprofit organization, and previously served on the board of Springboard Enterprises, helping women entrepreneurs secure investment funding.