Nancy Russell

Nancy Russell is the Senior Vice-President, Chief Internal Auditor, Great-West Lifeco.  As the Chief Internal Auditor, Nancy provides direction to the Internal Audit function in addressing the primary objective of assisting the Boards of Directors, through the Audit Committees, in carrying out their corporate governance responsibilities as well as assisting members of Great-West Lifeco Inc. and its subsidiaries (the Companies) in the achievement of their goals and objectives in a way which is adequately controlled and effectively managed.


Nancy started her career with London Life as Manager of Internal Audit in 1999.  Other roles she has held since that time include Senior Vice-President/Chief Compliance Officer, Great-West Lifeco; Senior Vice-President of New Business, Individual Insurance for London Life, Great-West Life and Canada Life; Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for Quadrus Investment Services Ltd (a mutual fund dealer firm and subsidiary company of London Life and Great-West Life); Vice-President, Internal Audit, responsible for the audit of the companies’ European and Reinsurance operations; and Leader of New Business, Client Service and Claims in the Individual Life Operations area.


Nancy obtained her Honours B.Comm. from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.  She obtained her Chartered Accountant’s designation in 1991; Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in 2015 and Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) in 2016.