New Services: Finance

"Before joining Kelly+Partners, James held the role of Senior Commercial Banker at Westpac."

James Russell 

BBus, DipMFBM, MAppFin, MFAA Accredited Finance Broker 

Debt Specialist 

James has 15 years experience in commercial banking and fi nancial markets. He joined Kelly+Partners in mid-2017 to launch our debt fi nance business as a founding partner. Before joining Kelly+Partners, James held the role of Senior Commercial Banker at Westpac, where he worked for six years from 2011 to 2017. During this period, he specialised in credit risk management and debt origination for both public and private businesses across Sydney. Prior to this, James worked for CMC Markets for seven years from 2005 to 2011 as an equities and derivatives trader, which developed his understanding of fi nancial markets, investment risk, and corporate strategy. He started his professional career in London working for the UK’s fi nancial services regulator (then called the FSA) for two years from 2003 to 2005. This role enabled James to build a strong foundation of compliance and regulation, plus a knowledge of international markets.