Sarah Russell

Audit Committee Chair


Sarah Russell is a member of the supervisory board of ABN AMRO Bank NV (since 222), chair of the audit committee and member of the risk and capital committee. She is also a member of the supervisory board of APG Group NV (and audit and risk committee), and of APG Asset Management NV (vice chair, chair of remuneration committee, member of the finance committee), since 221. In addition she is a member of the supervisory board of The Currency Exchange Fund NV (chair of the Remco and chair of the audit and compliance committee) since 219. Sarah has over 3 years’ experience in international finance and investment management.

Born and educated in Australia, Sarah worked for Toronto Dominion in Melbourne from 1981 to 1994. In 1994, Sarah joined ABN AMRO in Sydney, Australia, working in a number of financial market roles before moving to The Netherlands in 2. In 22, she was named global head of financial markets research and global head of infrastructure support for global financial markets. In 24, Sarah was appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer, wholesale clients business unit and in 26, senior executive vice president and chief executive officer of ABN AMRO asset management until 28. Sarah was appointed chief executive officer of Aegon Asset Management from 21 until 219 and a member of the managing board of Aegon NV from 216 until 219.  

Sarah holds a master of applied finance from Macquarie University, Sydney, and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In addition, she has held a number of non-executive director positions, including La Banque Postale Asset Management, France (215 – 219) and Nederlandse Investeringsinstelling (215 – 219) and Nordea Bank Abp (21-222).