Executive Team

David Schwimmer
Group CEO

David Schwimmer is CEO of London Stock Exchange Group and a member of the Board of LSEG plc. Prior to joining the Group in August 2018, he spent twenty years at Goldman Sachs where he held a number of senior roles, most recently as Global Head of Market Structure and Global Head of Metals & Mining. During his tenure, he also served as Chief of Staff to Lloyd Blankfein, who was then President and COO of Goldman Sachs, and also spent three years in Russia as Co-Head of Russia/CIS. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he practiced law at Davis Polk & Wardwell. He holds a B.A. from Yale University, and post graduate degrees in law (JD) and international affairs (MALD) from Harvard University and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, respectively.

Anna Manz
Group Chief Financial Officer

Anna was appointed Chief Financial Officer and joined the Board as a Director on 23 November 2020. Previously, Anna was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Johnson Matthey plc for over 4 years, leading its Finance, Procurement and IT functions. Prior to joining Johnson Matthey plc, Anna spent 17 years at Diageo plc in a number of senior finance roles, including most recently as Chief Strategy Officer and member of the Executive Committee, and previously Finance Director of Spirits North America, Group Treasurer and Finance Director Asia Pacific. Anna is also a Non-Executive Director at ITV plc.

Diane Côté
Chief Risk Officer

Diane Côté was appointed Chief Risk Officer and joined the Executive Team on 1 June 2013. Diane was previously Aviva Plc's Chief Finance Operations Officer. Previous to this, Diane held the position of Aviva's Chief Audit Officer. Diane has many years' experience holding senior positions within Aviva and other leading organisations, including Standard Life Assurance. In addition, she is a Non-Executive Director at Societe Generale Group.

Catherine Johnson
Group General Counsel

Catherine joined the Group in 1996. She advises the Board and senior executives on key legal matters and strategic initiatives, and previously was head of the Group's Regulatory Strategy team. Catherine qualified as a lawyer at Herbert Smith in 1993.

Tim Jones
Group Head of Human Resources

Tim was appointed Group Head of Human Resources at LSEG in May 2011. He leads the global Human Resources function, responsible for attracting, developing and retaining talent for the Group’s global business. Prior to joining LSEG in 2010, Tim was previously HR Director at Aegis Media for five years, most recently for the EMEA region, following other country and regional roles including numerous acquisitions. Prior to Aegis, Tim spent fifteen years at Marks & Spencer in a variety of business and HR roles, the last of which was Head of HR for the Per Una subsidiary. Tim is a qualified (MCIPD) business and HR professional with more than 20 years of experience.

Daniel Maguire
Group Director, Post Trade Division

Appointed to the Executive Committee on 1 January 2020

Daniel became Group Director, Post Trade, London Stock Exchange Group on 1 January 2020. He has been Chief Executive Officer of LCH Group since October 2017.

Daniel joined LCH in 1999, and during his 18-year career at LCH and LSEG has held a variety of senior roles, most recently as LCH Group COO. He has had involvement in, and responsibility for, risk management, default management, product management, regulatory strategy, programme delivery sales, marketing and operations across LCH’s SwapClear service, chairing SwapClear Default Management Group and taking part in LCH Risk Committee. In 2014, after returning from four years in the US, where he started and built out LCH’s North America operations and led SwapClear’s client clearing franchise, Daniel took on the role of Global Head of SwapClear and subsequently took responsibility for LCH’s ForexClear and Listed Rates services and the initiation of LCH’s SwapAgent service. Daniel worked at J.P. Morgan from 2005 to 2008 before returning to LCH on 1 September 2008 where he was immediately responsible for the successful trading and unwinding of Lehman Brothers’ LCH-cleared bond and repo portfolio.

In these functions, Daniel has made significant contributions to the development of CCP and derivatives regulatory frameworks across the globe. Daniel was appointed to the Board of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association in April 2018, and is also a member of London Stock Exchange Group’s Executive Committee. Daniel was appointed as a director of CurveGlobal Limited in May 2020.

Anthony McCarthy
Group CIO

Anthony (Tony) was appointed Group CIO in January 2020. He was CIO for LCH Group and Ltd from October 2017 until December 2019 where he was accountable for the provision of IT services in each CCP. Previously Tony was a Managing Director in IT at Deutsche Bank and was the Group CIO for the bank from March 2011 to November 2013. Before this, he was the CIO for Investment Banking Technology within Deutsche Bank’s Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB). He spent his first 12 years with the bank based in New York, and his last five up to July 2014 based in London. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 1997, Tony worked at Morgan Stanley for 12 years during which time he had a five-year assignment in Tokyo, from where he assumed the role of Head of Far East IT for three of those years. Tony received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and an MBA from the State University of New York at Albany.

Murray Roos
Group Director of Capital Markets

Murray Roos is Group Director of Capital Markets and a member of LSEG’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining LSEG in April 2020, he was at Citigroup, where he was most recently Global Co-Head of Equities and Securities Services, having previously led Global Equity Sales and Trading, as well as the Multi-Asset Structuring Group.  Prior to joining Citigroup in 2015, he spent a decade at Deutsche Bank holding a number of senior roles including EMEA Head of Equities, Head of Emerging Markets Equities and Global Head of Prime Finance. He began his career as a derivatives trader in South Africa.

Waqas Samad
Group Director of Information Services

Waqas was appointed Group Director of the Information Services Division in January 2019. He joined LSEG in 2016 as CEO of the Benchmarks business where he has been responsible for leading FTSE Russell's continued global growth into indexes across all asset classes. He led ISD's expansion in fixed income through the acquisition of the Citi Fixed Income Indexes and The Yield Book businesses. He was also responsible for the FTSE Canada business in North America.

Waqas has spent almost 25 years in the financial services industry and joined LSEG from Barclays in 2016, where he was CEO of Barclays Risk Analytics & Index Solutions (BRAIS). Prior to joining Barclays in 2007, he spent three years at Deutsche Bank as Head of the Index Research Group in Europe and Asia and he spent five years at Credit Suisse in a variety of quantitative and technology roles. Waqas holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London and has completed the Investment Management Programme at London Business School. He is Chairman of the Index Industry Association.

David Shalders
Chief Integration Officer, Group COO

David Shalders joined LSEG as Chief Integration Officer in November 2019. In January 2020 he assumed the role of COO in addition to his responsibilities as Chief Integration Officer. David brings to the Group more than thirty years’ experience in Integration, Technology and Operations in the financial services sector. He successfully led a number of global integration programmes, encompassing the convergence of technology platforms, business operations, front to back operations re-engineering as well as cultural integration, all designed to support growth and to drive operational efficiency.  Most recently, David was Group Operations and Technology Director at Willis Towers Watson, having led the integration of Willis and Towers Watson. Prior to his six years at Willis Towers Watson, David spent nineteen years at The Royal Bank of Scotland in a number of senior operations and technology roles, including as Group Head of Integration for the ABN Amro acquisition. He previously held roles at UBS, JP Morgan and Accenture.  He has an MA in Geography from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Computer science from London School of Economics.

Brigitte Trafford
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer

Brigitte joined LSEG as Chief Communications and Marketing Officer and a member of the LSEG Executive Committee in September 2020. Brigitte leads the Group’s Communications, Government Relations, Regulatory Strategy and Marketing functions.  

Brigitte has more than 25 years of Corporate Affairs experience at Virgin Media, ICAP, Lloyds Banking Group and ITV plc. Earlier in her career, she worked at Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal, leading its global communications from New York.  Brigitte is also a global advisory board member of NewsGuard Technologies that issues trust ratings for news websites. 

She is a graduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge University.