Russell Adams

Principal Consultant – Russell Adams Consulting.

Russell Adams is a senior lawyer and business consultant with over 30 years’ experience as an adviser and senior executive. As a partner at leading commercial law firm Phillips Fox his practice background focused on insurance and financial services and involved advising on a wide range of business and risk issues including corporate governance and regulatory compliance.

In 2004 he was appointed as the managing director of the firm’s Insurance and Risk Management group and he subsequently held a variety of senior executive roles including Managing Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Regional and National Practice Group Head. In addition to his industry and operational experience Russell was responsible for overseeing the merger and integration of Phillips Fox with DLA Piper, the world’s largest law firm at that time. In 2011 he was appointed to the International Board of DLA Piper, elected Chairman of the International Remuneration Committee in 2012 and appointed to the Global Board of DLA Piper in 2013.

Russell retired from the partnership of DLA Piper in 2015 and now acts as a consultant to the legal and business communities.