Alistair Russell


Alistair Russell (SVP, Advisory Services)
Strategy, Organisation and Leadership Focus

Alistair Russell is SVP, Advisory Services, CIO Connect based in London. Alistair leads the delivery of membership and consulting services for technology leaders internationally.

  • Main Focus of Consulting Work:
    Strategy & organisation design, development and implementation
    Leadership and capability development in technology organizations
  • Professional Background:
    30 years experience in strategy & organization consulting in EU, US and Asia
    Successfully led several organization restructuring and development programs across sectors and geographies including government and public service, telecoms providers, higher education, chemicals and process industries, fmcg, media, banking and financial Services
    More than ten years experience in running an advisory services organisation for business and technology leaders across US, Europe and Asia.
  • Education:
    BSc (Hons), Engineering Science, Durham University (UK)
  • Selection of relevant project experience:
    – Design, development and implementation of a major programme to integrate customer personal and payment data across major welfare benefits in the UK
    – Major process quality and efficiency programme for UK telco
    – Advice and guidance to a number of higher education institutions through major organisational and digital transformation programmes
    – Organisation redesign and subsequent implementation for major process industry’s global CIO and team
    – Major capability development programme including team leadership across dispersed teams and scorecard development in support of a global shift to service structure aligned to business streams for fmcg organisation
    – Long term support to CIO in a major media organisation through major organisation culture, capability and procees transformation
    – Integration and simplification of services provided to major corporate clients for a global banking group across the major financial centres
    – Design and delivery of bespoke IT leadership programme for identified top talent pool for major Hong Kong organisation
    – Regular speaker, conference and panel chair at CIO and technology sector events in Europe, US and Asia