Russell & Associates

Oaklands, 39 Woodside Park Road,  London,  N12 8RT
Tel:  07966 442878

Martin H C Russell  DL  FCT

Martin Russell joined Johnson Matthey Ltd. in the City as a trainee on leaving the Army in the early Seventies.

Commercial and merchant banking experience led to responsibility for establishing a central treasury.

In 1978 he moved to Grand Metropolitan, where for a decade he was involved in all areas of that company’s Group Treasury, until recruited to create a new centralised mortgage lender.  As Executive Director, he was responsible for structuring and bringing securitisation offerings to public and private markets.

In 1991, he established Russell & Associates, to provide financial and personnel training, international consultancy and senior executive coaching to institutions including central banks, retail and commercial banks, private and investment banks, law firms and multinational corporations, and to the public sector.  The business now provides in-house training to some of the most influential institutions in the land; governmental, educational and in the private sector.  Martin specialises in the design and delivery of bespoke courses in financial markets, treasury and capital markets, and in the avoidance of economic crime and of money laundering.

Martin has been a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers since 1981, where he helped found its West-End Discussion Group.  He is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Farriers, and in 2006 was commissioned as one of Her Majesty’s Deputy Lieutenants of Greater London, (

Martin Russell is an accredited provider of Continuing Professional Development training for the Law Society.


J.A.C Forbes (Joe)

Joe Forbes was a Regular Officer in the Brigade of Gurkhas whose service was centred mainly in the Middle and Far East and who specialised in Intelligence and Security roles including instructor appointments at the School of Service Intelligence and two year secondments to the Special Branches of The Royal Ulster Constabulary and The Royal Hong Kong Police respectively.

On leaving the Army, Joe worked for the next five years in an executive capacity in the Research Department of the Sultanate of Oman where he was responsible for the acquisition of information in relation to external and internal threats to the security of the country.

A year followed as Adviser to The National Intelligence Bureau of Sri Lanka during the height of the Tamil insurrection and this was followed by a four year tour with the Security and Intelligence Service of the State of Bahrain.

For the last ten years he has provided an independent consultancy service to corporate and private clients. These services have primarily comprised delicate Due Diligence enquiries into the business and political activities of individuals and included scrutiny of their personal lifestyles where these may have had implications on the above. Another field of activity has been in the tracing and recovery of stolen assets, particularly in jurisdictions that are normally considered "difficult".


Nigel P.J. Green

Nigel Green joined European Banking Company in the mid 1970’s, and progressed to become Assistant Director with responsibility for development of the industry-leading corporate sales and trading desk. After almost fifteen years with EBC, he was recruited by BZW, where for a couple of years, he was the link between BZW and Barclays’ institutional sales teams.  Approached by Coutts & Co in the early nineties, Green conducted an exhaustive review of the client/product interface for that bank’s International Private Banking department. He was then responsible for implementation of his recommendations.

As Senior Manager, Group Investment Services from 1995, he served on the Bank’s Group Investment Strategy Committee and had global responsibility for the production and dissemination of FX view and product worldwide. In fixed income, Nigel eliminated unsuccessful hedge funds while maintaining successfully client confidence and the Bank’s reputation.

Promoted Head of Investment Advisory & Execution Services UK in 1997, he took responsibility for a team of 45 bankers handling all investment advisory business within the Bank.

He has strong experience in asset and liability management, investment management and sales, in the structuring of product, and in securities execution. In all these areas, Nigel has had to recruit and develop staff, select and monitor consultants, and achieve increasingly demanding risk, profitability and efficiency targets.