James Diggines


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James Diggines
James Diggines





James Diggines

James Diggines co-leads Russell Reynolds Associates Global Financial Services. He works with global and locally headquartered clients with a focus on banking and private equity. James has successfully completed numerous CEO and leadership assignments, and is passionate about succession, development and assessment. He has a horizontal focus helping financial services clients address their transformation, sustainability & ESG goals. James is based in Singapore.​

Previous Experience

James has 20 years of executive search experience. He joined Russell Reynolds Associates 15 years ago in London before being seconded to Singapore for three years. James spent another five years in London before returning to Singapore in 2013. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at a financial services executive search boutique in London.


James received a BSc in politics from the University of Bristol.


Financial Services, Asset and Wealth Management, Global Banking and Markets, Risk Officers, Executive Search, Assessment, Leadership Advisory Services, Succession Planning

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James Diggines