Willie Hartley Russell

Areas of expertise

Investment management; charity sector.



Willie joined Smith & Williamson from BlackRock, where he was a senior director on the charities team. He has also worked at Merrill Lynch Investment Management, Mercury Asset Management and Samuel Montagu.


Notable achievements

  • Sits on the investment committee of Community First.
  • A trustee of the National Association of Almshouses and is chairman of the Donnington Hospital Trust.
  • Was appointed a member of The Royal Victorian Order (MVO) in the Queen’s birthday honours 2011.
  • A freeman of the City of London and a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers.


Professional qualifications/memberships

MBA in Business Administration and an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). Also holds the CDip AF qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and is a Member of the Court of the University of Reading.


You can find Willie at:

  • London



  • Investment management - Charities

Contact us

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Willie Hartley Russell

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