Mr Wayne Russell
B.Com, CA, GAICD, MIIA (Aust)
Wayne began his audit and assurance career with the accountancy firm Coopers & Lybrand and has been an audit and assurance partner at PwC for 20 years. On retirement, he was invited to join Pitcher Partners, where he is a partner in the Audit and Assurance division. Here, he develops the firm’s audit approach and is responsible for the maintenance of the audit and accounting technical standards within the firm.
Wayne was also invited to join the board of Greater Bank and was elected chairperson on joining. His current responsibilities include Chair of the Board, Member of the Board Audit Committee, Member of the Board Risk Committee, Member of the Remuneration Committee, Chair of the Succession Planning Committee, Member of the Board Transformation Governance Committee and Director of the Greater Charitable Foundation Pty Ltd.
Throughout his career, Wayne has gained extensive experience in providing auditing and assurance services to a wide variety of clients in the private and public sectors. His private sector clients range from listed and unlisted public companies, not-for-profit organisations, financial institutions, private companies, and medium and small businesses. Wayne’s public sector clients include state-owned corporations, public sector authorities, and local government organisations.
Wayne’s experience, which spans over 30 years, includes the review and assessment of complex control environments and operational auditing, internal and external audits, as well as performing an extensive range of consulting and advisory assignments.