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Cancer Council Board member Jason Russo


Committee memberships:
Chairman, Investment Committee

Appointed 14 October 2020

Director Jason Russo heads up the Investment and Research team at Perks Private Wealth. With more than 20 years’ experience in multi-asset class portfolio management spanning over Australia and the UK and across private business, public corporations and government organisations, he is highly adept at leading and advising investment strategies at a managerial, technical and analytical level.

As a principal member of the Perks Investment Committee (IC), Jason drives the IC activity and investment strategy for Perks Private Wealth, while informing client-side decision making. Underpin by his vast experience, Jason is the lead resource for all investment queries, research, analysis and education. Jason is also responsible for managing several key technical functions in the business, including reporting on market sector and asset class performance and providing analysis of fund manager performance across all asset classes.

Jason lost his grandfather to lung cancer 15 years ago after being an avid smoker for 40 years. Although his grandfather quit once he found out his diagnosis, the damage had already been done. Jason’s grandfather instilled in him the importance of not smoking from an early age and this passion for cancer prevention continues today. He is proud to be a part of the Cancer Council SA Board for his grandfather.