Julian Russell

Pacific Risk Ltd.

BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Russell has worked on transnational crime issues throughout Asia for over twenty years. Initially working in law enforcement in Hong Kong he later entered the private sector where he became introduced to transnational aspects of organised crime ranging from the international trade in stolen aircraft parts to multinational investment frauds and other white collar crimes. He learned that the private sector can often be more effective than governments in resolving multinational issues since the private sector do not have the same political and legal restrictions on international communication that inhibit government organisations. He now operates his own professional services firm, based in Hong Kong, covering transnational problems such as international corporate disputes and criminal issues across Asia.

Mr. Russell’s qualifications include a master’s degree in Transnational Crime Prevention from the University of Wollongong and a Masters of Arts degree in Strategy and Security from UNSW in Australia, as well as masters degrees in law and accounting.

He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, and qualified in; geographic crime profiling from the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, and criminal intelligence analysis including ANACAPA Sciences techniques for visualisation of criminal networks. He speaks Cantonese and continues to learn Mandarin, spoken and written.

Mr. Russell has written on money laundering, is periodically quoted in the press on white collar crime issues, and has contributed two chapters on crisis management to an academic textbook entitled ‘Public Relations Issues and Crisis Management’ published by Thomson Academic Press in Australia in 2005.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Mr. Russell co-authored an article on money laundering through the Internet, “The RUMBLE Scam”, published in the September/October 2008 issue of ACAMS Today, the magazine of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Launderers.
  • Mr. Russell contributed two chapters on crisis management to an academic textbook entitled ‘Public Relations Issues and Crisis Management’ published by Thomson Academic Press in Australia in 2005.
  • Mr. Russell has been periodically quoted in the press on issues such as money laundering and white collar crime.