Russell Skinner

Russell Skinner
Managing Director and Chartered Financial Planner

Russell is Managing Director and works with Gary to provide clients with a coherent strategy to meet their goals and manage their risks. Russell thrives on detail and is responsible for much of the portfolio management, as well as development of new systems and tools to improve the client experience.

Russell enjoys working with Gary to really understand the client’s individual circumstances and aspirations. Russell coordinates client information with other professionals, when appropriate, such as solicitors, accountants and stockbrokers ensuring we deliver an integrated, client centric approach.

Russell is a valuable member of the team as he works hard to ensure Blue Sky use latest technologies to enhance the client experience and our business efficiencies.

Russell married Nikki in 2017, surprising family, friends and colleagues by inviting them to an engagement party, which turned out to be the wedding itself.

Russell and Nikki have two young boys, Joseph and Marcus, and live on the edge of the Purbecks. Family life suits him.

Whilst not sporty, or a keen supporter of any teams, Russell has solo Skydived several times and launched himself off the world’s highest commercial bridge bungee, located in South Africa, where he was born.

Long may it continue

I have been with Blue Sky for 15 years and in that time I have never doubted their ability to look after my finances. Gary and Russell are very professional, experts in their field and are passionate about what they do.

When it comes to money, I am one of those who needs all the help I can get. They care not just about my money but about me as a person and, after leaving our annual review meetings, I feel happy, confident and rejuvenated.

Long may it continue.

Mr & Mrs Crumpler


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