Jason Atkinson

Managing Director, CEO Russam, Chairman Wil Group

Jason Atkinson is the Managing Director and a board member of Russam, the UK’s longest established Interim Management provider firm. He is also Chair of the Worldwide Interim Leadership Group (WIL Group) and holds a number of other directorships. In March 2023 Russam became a Certified B Corporation.

Jason joined Russam in 2005 and his expertise cover Private Equity, Media & Telecoms, Marketing & Communications and Board / Leadership / General Management. Jason has been the Chairman of the Interim Management Association (IMA), a founding member of the Financial Promotions Action Group and is involved in a number of other industry bodies and associations.

After a first degree in business Jason became a fashion buyer for the Neiman Marcus Group based in Dallas, Texas. He then returned to the UK and completed an MBA from the University of Oxford and embarked on a career in the Financial Services sector. Through this period he spent ten years working for various insurance and banking institutions at director level including the Pearl Group, Interactive Investor and AMP – also completing several interim management assignments, which led a pathway to his third career with Russam.

Away from work Jason stays fit by keeping us with his three teenage boys’, plays lots of tennis and is actively involved in several charities including the MS Society and SportsAid.