Susan Revell serves as Deputy Chair and General Counsel for EMEA at BNY Mellon. In addition to being General Counsel, she is responsible regionally for the oversight of the risk and compliance functions, for driving the public policy, advocacy and external agenda, and regional leadership of the EMEA corporate Programme Management Office.
Susan is a member of the Global General Counsel Executive and both the EMEA Regional and Business Executive Councils. Susan has helped accelerate transformation and change as the company continues to mature as a Global Systemically Important Financial Institution.
Susan joined BNY Mellon in 2013 from Morgan Stanley, where she worked for over 17 years in a number of increasingly senior legal and regulatory related positions. She began her legal career as an associate at Clifford Chance, where she worked for six years both in London and Hong Kong, before moving to Morgan Stanley. Susan is passionate about Diversity & Inclusion and is the EMEA Executive Sponsor for BNY Mellon’s Women’s Initiative Network (“WIN”), a global business resource group for the professional development and advancement of women at BNY Mellon. She is also the sponsor for Diversity & Inclusion for the Legal department globally.
Susan has been recognised several times in Financial News as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Finance. She was also recently named as one of the top women executives in the Financial Times & HERoes Champions of Women in Business 2018 list. Susan is the most senior female representative in EMEA and was integral to BNY Mellon signing the UK Women in Finance Charter.
Susan has been on the board of Habitat for Humanity GB, a global charity focusing on the elimination of housing poverty, for the last decade and has served as its Vice Chair for the last three years. Susan has worked actively with Pilotlight, a UK based organisation which seeks to focus on interaction between business professionals and charities by sharing skills effectively.