Graham Russell joined WPP Group, the world leader in media communication services, in June 2011 as BPO Director, to assist in the evaluation and implementation of BPO across the Group. Mr. Russell has previous experience in the Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications and High Tech industries.
Graham was formerly the Global Head of Shared Services at AstraZeneca where he led the migration to and management of a regional based shared services and outsourcing environment. Before Astra Zeneca, Graham played the same role at Orange Business Services, which followed a period as VP Financial Processes and Systems, when he led the company to a single instance of Oracle operating standard global processes from five regional shared service centers. In his outsourcing work, Graham has worked with both Accenture and Genpact.
Prior to Orange Business Services, Graham spent 18 years with NCR Corporation in roles of increasing responsibility including County and Area Finance Directors, CFO Latin America, CFO & Business Operations Director, Services Division, Europe/Middle East /Africa and Area Director, Services Division, Southern Europe Area.
Graham joined NCR following several years at KPMG (then Peat Marwick) where he gained both audit and consulting experience.
Graham is married with 3 children and is in the process of relocating from the Washington DC area to the New York area.