Susan Revell serves as General Counsel and Chief Controls Officer for EMEA at BNY Mellon and assumes responsibility for second line of defense in the region in addition to her responsibilities as General Counsel. In this capacity she leads Legal, Risk, Compliance and Corporate Project Management Office and Regional Area Management teams across EMEA. Susan is a member of the Global General Counsel, the EMEA Chairman’s Forum (highest EMEA management body) and BNY Mellon’s Senior Leadership Team (second highest management body). Susan has helped accelerate transformation and change as the company continues to mature as a Global Systemically Important Financial Institution (“GSIFI”).
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 is Vice Chairman of Habitat for Humanity GB, a global charity focusing on the elimination of housing poverty and has worked actively with Pilotlight, a UK based organisation which seeks to focus on interaction between business professionals and charities by sharing skills effectively. Until recently, Susan was also a trustee of Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra which is led by the conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner.