Mina Ames is a core member of the firm’s global Financial Services Sector, based in London. She previously led the sector across Australia and New Zealand, where she completed numerous global searches at the Chair, non-executive director, CEO and senior executive level. Mina specializes in CEO succession and functional appointments, including Chief Financial Officers, Chief Risk Officers and Chief Compliance Officers across the financial services industry. As a member of the Board & CEO Advisory Partners, she is a trusted advisor to CEOs and Chairs, working closely with senior leadership on complex people issues and leadership succession.
Before joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Mina had extensive executive search experience, including senior executive and board searches, management appraisals and leadership consulting across the financial services sector. Prior to 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.
Financial Services, Financial Officers, Board & CEO Advisory Partners, Executive Search