Susan Revell serves as General Counsel and Chief Controls Officer, EMEA and assumes responsibility for second line of defense in the region: risk, compliance and local governance structures in addition to her responsibilities as General Counsel leading the legal team across EMEA.
Susan is a member of the Legal Executive Committee, the EMEA Executive Committee and BNY Mellon’s Operating Committee.
Susan was appointed General Counsel for EMEA during the third quarter of 2013, joining BNY Mellon 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 6 years both in London and Hong Kong before moving to Morgan Stanley. Her experience with Morgan Stanley included several years as senior business attorney overseeing various legal teams, including those servicing Morgan Stanley’s Sales and Trading and Private Wealth Management businesses as well as heavy involvement with the firm’s strategic footprint expansion and input into the opportunities provided by the conversion to a Bank Holding Company.
In 2010 Susan was asked to serve as Morgan Stanley’s EMEA Head of Government Relations and Head of Regulatory Reform. In that role, she focused on managing the financial reform process for Morgan Stanley in EMEA as well as providing regional support for the global implementation of the Dodd Frank regulatory rule making process.
During 2012 Susan also stewarded the development of the firm’s UK Recovery and Resolution planning process.
Prior to this, Susan was co-General Counsel for Morgan Stanley in EMEA, overseeing the team of attorneys in the region and directing all aspects of departmental management and client service across all business lines.
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 organization which seeks to focus interaction between business professionals and charities by sharing skills effectively.
Susan is also a trustee of Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra which is led by the conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner.