Senior Management

Stephen Banks

Stephen Banks is a director of Russell Bedford (Dubai) Limited and a partner in Russell Bedford's London member firm, Lubbock Fine LLP. After qualifying as an ICAEW chartered accountant in 1995, Stephen worked for two other major accountancy practices before joining Lubbock Fine LLP in May 2005. He was welcomed into the partnership in June 2007.

Stephen is responsible for an ever-growing portfolio of commercial clients, including audit of AIM listed companies and international businesses. Many of his clients are FCA, DFSA and FSRA regulated entities as well as mutual and hedge funds. He is also involved with Lubbock Fine LLP’s corporate finance services including listings on AIM and Aquis, and other transactional services. 

He is authorised by both the DFSA and FSRA as Audit Principal, and responsible for the overall oversight of the Firm.

John Donnelly

John Donnelly is a director of Russell Bedford (Dubai) Limited, having joined the firm in 2008. He is a fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland, having qualified in 2000, and possesses vast experience gained through both mid-tier and Big-4 firms in the UAE and Ireland.

John moved to Dubai and joined KPMG in 2005. While with KPMG, he gained a broad knowledge of relevant local factors and regulatory requirements. 

He is authorised by the DFSA as Audit Principal and Finance Officer. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Firm and ensuring the quality of accounting, audit and regulatory reporting services provided to our regulated and non-regulated clients as well as overseeing relationships with clients and business partners.

Mark Wilson Mallari
Associate Director

Mark is an associate director at Russell Bedford (Dubai) Limited. He joined the firm as an audit associate in January 2014. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of the Philippines, having passed the licensure examinations in May 2010.

After qualifying as a Certified Public Accountant, Mark worked for Baker Tilly Philippines where he gained immense experience in external auditing. In addition, he has been exposed to other special engagements such as internal audit, tax compliance and assessments and agreed-upon procedures. 

He is authorised by the DFSA as Audit Principal. He is also authorised by both DFSA and FSRA as Finance Officer. He supports the firm in managing its day-to-day operations, ensuring the quality of services provided to clients, and building and maintaining relationships with clients and business partners.