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Russell Reynolds Associates Hires Melissa Cameron


August 16, 2018

​MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, AUGUST 16, 2018—Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global search and leadership advisory firm, today announced that Melissa Cameron has joined the firm as a key member of the Financial Services, based in Melbourne. She has an extensive background in international finance and investments across a range of management roles, which provides clients with insights into leadership solutions and talent strategy.

“Melissa’s wealth of management experience in a number of functional areas within financial services provides her with a unique ability to advise on talent strategy across investing, distribution and infrastructure. In addition to her depth of functional expertise, she has had the opportunity to work in banking, hedge funds and traditional asset management,” said Peter L O’Brien, leader of Russell Reynolds Associates' Asia Pacific Region. “Her deep knowledge of the challenges our clients face in financial services is an advantage in identifying talent solutions to achieve their business goals.” 

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Melissa was a Managing Director and Global Head of Product Strategy at Blackrock, based in New York. In this role, she was responsible for a global business focused on product development, fund structuring, client marketing, investor relations and relationship management. Melissa spent more than eight years with Blackrock in Hong Kong and New York, in management roles across human resources, marketing and global credit. She previously held senior recruitment and HR roles at Alliance Bernstein and Citadel Investment Group in Hong Kong. Melissa began her career as a corporate lawyer, before moving into investment banking at JP Morgan in Sydney, then to Investment New Zealand in New York. Melissa holds a BA in law, with honors, from the University of Tasmania and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW) in Sydney. She was also admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania and Federal Court of Australia as a barrister and solicitor.


About Russell Reynolds Associates
Russell Reynolds Associates is a global search and leadership advisory firm. Our 425+ consultants in 46 offices work with public, private and nonprofit organizations across all industries and regions. We help our clients build teams of transformational leaders who can meet today’s challenges and anticipate the digital, economic and political trends that are reshaping the global business environment. From helping boards with their structure, culture and effectiveness to identifying, assessing and defining the best leadership for organizations – our teams bring their decades of expertise to help clients solve their most complex leadership issues.

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Russell Reynolds Associates Hires Melissa Cameron