London Stock Exchange Group Board

Don Robert
Chairman of the Company and the Nomination Committee

Appointed to the Board on 1 January 2019

Key areas of experience: Data and analytics, technology, international business, financial services, mergers and acquisitions.

Don is currently Chairman of Experian plc (he will step down at the conclusion of Experian’s AGM on 24 July 2019).

Don brings to the Board a strong track record in the global financial services sector and a deep understanding of technology, data and analytics as well as regulatory knowledge gained from his Bank of England role.

Relevant past experience: Don joined Experian plc in 2001. Prior to his appointment as Chairman in 2014, he was Group Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2014 having previously held various other senior roles including Chief Executive Officer of Experian North America.

Previous senior roles include: President of Credco, Inc., former Chairman of the US Consumer Data Industry Association, Director and Trustee of the National Education and Employer Partnership Taskforce, Non-Executive Director First Advantage Corp, Senior Independent Director at Compass Group plc and and a Non-Executive Director of the Court of Directors, Bank of England.

Other current appointments: Chairman of Achilles Group Limited and Chairman of Validis Holdings Limited. Don is a Partner at the start up PE firm, Corten Capital. Don is also a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University and Honorary Group Captain, Royal Air Force.

Committee membership:

  • Nomination (Chair)
  • Remuneration
David Schwimmer
Group Chief Executive Officer

Appointed to the Board in August 2018

Key areas of experience: Market structure, corporate finance, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, emerging markets.

David brings significant knowledge of market structure and investment banking to the Board.

Relevant past experience: 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.

Other current appointments: Non–Executive Director at the Center for New American Security (not-for-profit).

Committee membership: 

  • Group Executive Committee
David Warren
Group Chief Financial Officer

Appointed to the Board and as Group CFO in July 2012.

Key areas of experience: Accounting, corporate finance, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, strategy, treasury management.

David brings significant international financial management expertise to the Board.

Relevant past experience: David was appointed Group CFO in July 2012 and also served as Interim CEO and Group CFO from 29 November 2017 to 31 July 2018. Prior to being appointed CFO of London Stock Exchange Group, David was Chief Financial Officer of NASDAQ from 2001 to 2009 and Senior Adviser to the CEO of NASDAQ from 2011 to 2012. Other senior roles David has held have include: Chief Financial Officer at the Long Island Power Authority of New York and Deputy Treasurer of the State of Connecticut.

Other current appointments: None.

Committee membership:

  • Group Executive Committee
Raffaele Jerusalmi
Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer of Borsa Italiana and Director of Capital Markets

Appointed to the Board in June 2010

Key areas of experience: Capital markets, corporate finance, fixed income, equity and derivatives trading.

Raffaele brings significant experience in capital markets and in fixed income, equity and derivatives trading to the Group.

He has worked for Borsa Italiana S.p.A. for over 20 years and is Borsa Italiana’s Chief Executive Officer as well as the Group’s Director of Capital Markets. Raffaele also holds a number of other internal senior positions within the Group including: the Vice Chairmanship of Monte Titoli, MTS and CC&G and Chairman of Elite S.p.A..

Relevant past experience: Prior to joining Borsa Italiana, Raffaele was Head of Trading for Italian Fixed Income at Credit Suisse First Boston. Raffaele was also a member of Credit Suisse’s proprietary trading group in London as well as representing Credit Suisse First Boston on the Board of MTS S.p.A.. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he was Head of Trading for the fixed income and derivatives divisions at Cimo S.p.A. in Milan.

Other current appointments: None.

Committee membership:

  • Group Executive Committee
Jacques Aigrain
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee

Appointed to the Board in May 2013

Key areas of experience: Client management, corporate finance, corporate governance, post trade and clearing, investment management, mergers and acquisitions, strategy.

Jacques brings significant expertise and knowledge of global post trade and clearing and investment management to the Board. He also holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris (Sorbonne).

Relevant past experience: Jacques was Chairman of LCH Group Holdings Limited from 2010 to 2015. He has also been a Non-Executive Director of Resolution Ltd, a Supervisory Board member of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, a Non-Executive Director of the Qatar Financial Centre Authority and a Non-Executive Director of Swiss International Airlines AG (a subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG). Jacques was also Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Re from 2006 to 2009.

Prior to 2001 (when he joined Swiss Re), Jacques spent 20 years with J.P. Morgan Chase, working in the New York, London and Paris offices.

Other current appointments: Jacques is currently a Senior Advisor at Warburg Pincus LLC, Chairman of LyondellBasell Industries NV, Chairman of Self Trade Bank S.A.U. and a Non-Executive Director of WPP plc.

Committee membership:

  • Audit
  • Remuneration (Chair)
  • Nomination
Marshall Bailey OBE
Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in September 2018

Key areas of experience: Banking and capital markets, insurance, and government regulation.

Marshall has almost 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector (including senior executive roles at State Street Global Markets and RBC Capital Markets) and substantial experience of leading complex international committees and boards. In addition to being a member of the LSEG Board, he is also currently Chairman of the Group subsidiary, LCH Group Holdings Limited.

Relevant past experience:  Marshall was previously an Independent Director on the Board of UK Financial Investments Ltd (“UKFI”), the government body overseeing the UK government's ownership of financial assets after the 2008 financial crisis.  He also had an active role in setting codes of conduct for the Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities (“FICC”) markets working with the Market Participants Group of the Bank for International Settlements (“BIS”). Marshall volunteers on the Board of the CFA Society of the UK, as well as the East End Community Foundation in Tower Hamlets.  He was previously a Non-Executive Director of Chubb European Group from 2015 to 2018.

Marshall holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Winnipeg, a Master of Arts in International Affairs and History from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has also completed the FT Non-Executive Directors' Diploma.

Other current appointments: Marshall is Chairman of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of CIBC World Markets Plc in London and he is the Representative for the Public Investment Fund in Saudi Arabia on the Board of the National Commercial Bank in Jeddah.

Committee membership:

  • Remuneration
  • Nomination
Professor Kathleen DeRose
Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in December 2018

Key areas of experience: FinTech, financial markets, asset management.

Having spent 30 years working in global finance and asset management, Kathleen brings significant FinTech and global financial market expertise to the Board.

Relevant past experience: Kathleen previously held a number of senior roles at Credit Suisse Group AG from 2010 to 2015 including: Managing Director (Head of Business Strategy and Solutions, Investment Strategy and Research). Prior to that she was Managing Director (Head of Global Investment Process, Asset Management).

Other roles Kathleen has undertaken have included: Managing Partner, Head of Portfolio Management and Research at Hagin Investment Management  (2006 to 2010) and Managing Director, Head of Large Cap Equities at Bessemer Trust (2003 to 2006). Prior to 2003, Kathleen also held a number of roles at Deutsche Bank (1991 to 2003), where she became a Managing Director of the bank, and at JPMorgan Chase (formerly Chase Manhattan Bank) from 1983 to 1991.

In addition to her senior executive positions, Kathleen served as a board member of EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) from 2014 to 2015 and she was founding Chair of Evolute Group AG from 2016 to 2017.

Kathleen is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a B.A. from Princeton University, an M.B.A. from the NYU Stern, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris (HEC) and the London School of Economics combined (TRIUM) programme and an M.Sc from the University of Oxford.

Other current appointments: Kathleen is a Non-Executive Director of Evolute Group AG, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Finance at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business where she leads the FinTech curriculum and is the Fubon FinTech Director.

Committee membership:

  • Audit
  • Nomination
  • Risk

Paul Heiden
Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee

Appointed to the Board in June 2010

Key areas of experience: Corporate finance and accounting, technology and engineering, corporate governance and risk, commercial manufacturing and supply chain.

Paul is a chartered accountant and provides the Board and the Audit Committee with relevant financial expertise, gained through a long career of senior finance and management roles across a wide range of business sectors.

Relevant past experience: Paul was previously a Non-Executive Director of United Utilities Group plc, Bunzl plc, Filtrona plc and Meggitt plc and Non-Executive Chairman of A-Gas (Orb) Limited, Talaris Topco Limited and Intelligent Energy Holdings plc.

Paul was Chief Executive Officer of FKI plc from 2003 to 2008, Executive Director of Rolls-Royce plc from 1997 to 1999 and Group Finance Director of Rolls-Royce plc from 1999 to 2003. He also held previous senior finance roles at Hanson plc and Mercury Communications.

Other current appointments: None.

Committee membership:

  • Audit (Chair)
  • Nomination
  • Risk
Cressida Hogg CBE
Independent Non–Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in March 2019

Key areas of experience: Chair, corporate governance, infrastructure and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, pensions.

Cressida brings significant board experience to the Group combined with a strong corporate background in infrastructure and private equity. 

Cressida currently chairs the Board of Directors of Landsec Group plc, having first joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2014.

Relevant past experience: Cressida spent nearly 20 years at 3i Group plc and was one of the co-founders of 3i’s infrastructure business in 2005, becoming Managing Partner in 2009. During this time, Cressida advised on all of 3i’s infrastructure transactions.

She was also Global Head of Infrastructure at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board between 2014 and 2018. 

In addition to her senior executive positions, Cressida served as a Non-Executive Director of Associated British Ports Holdings Limited (2015 – 2018) and as a Non-Executive Director of Anglian Water Limited (2017-2018).

Cressida has a BA from the University of Oxford and an MBA from the London Business School.

Committee membership:

  • Nomination
  • Remuneration

Stephen O'Connor
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Risk Committee

Appointed to the Board in June 2013

Key areas of experience: OTC derivatives, risk management, capital markets, clearing, corporate finance.

Stephen brings international expertise in clearing and counterparty risk management to the Board. He has worked extensively with global regulators in the area of financial services market reform.

Relevant past experience: Stephen was Chairman of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association from 2011 to 2014 having been appointed as a Non-Executive Director in 2009. Stephen also worked at Morgan Stanley for 25 years, where he was a member of the Fixed Income Management Committee and held a number of senior roles including Global Head of Counterparty Portfolio Management and Global Head of OTC Client Clearing.

Stephen was a member of the High Level Stakeholder Group for the UK Government’s review of the Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets and served as Vice-Chairman of the Financial Stability Board’s Market Participants Group on Financial Benchmark Reform. Stephen was formerly a member of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Global Markets Advisory Committee.  He was a Non-Executive Director of OTC DerivNet Ltd from 2001 to 2013 and was Chairman from 2001 to 2011.

Other current appointments:  Stephen serves as Chairman of Quantile Technologies Limited. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Systemic Risk Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science.  Stephen is also a Non-Executive Director of the FICC Market Standards Board Limited and HSBC Bank plc where he became Chairman of the bank in August 2018.

Committee membership:

  • Risk (Chair)
  • Audit
  • Nomination
Val Rahmani
Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in December 2017

Key areas of experience: Technology, technical risk management, innovation corporate governance, strategy.

Val brings significant expertise and knowledge of technology and technical risk management to the Board gained from almost 30 years with IBM and 4 years as CEO of a cyber security start up.

Val has wide-ranging experience as a senior executive in the technology sector fulfilling the role of general manager, board member, start up mentor, management consultant and public speaker. Val holds a DPhil in Chemistry from the University of Oxford.

Relevant past experience: Val is a former Non-Executive Director of Aberdeen Asset Management plc and Teradici Corporation.

Other current appointments: Val currently serves as a Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit Committee at RenaissanceRe Holdings Limited. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Computer Task Group Inc, where she chairs the Compensation Committee and serves as a member of the Audit and Governance Committees. Val is also a Non-Executive Director and member of the Compensation Committee of the private company Entrust Datacard and a Non-Executive Director of the early stage company, Rungway. Val runs the Innovation Panel for Standard Life Aberdeen.

Committee membership:

  • Nomination
  • Risk
  • Remuneration
Andrea Sironi
Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in October 2016

Key areas of experience: Finance, financial risk management, banking regulation.

Andrea provides significant banking and finance experience to the Board.

Relevant past experience: Andrea was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Unicredit Group until February 2019. He  was  a Non-Executive Director of Banco Popolare Società Cooperativà, SAES Getters S.p.A. and Cogentech S.c.a.r.l. He has been the Vice Chairman of Banca Aletti & C S.p.A. from April 2009 to October 2012 He has also been a Member of the Fitch Academic Advisory Board from June 2006 to June 2010.

Other current appointments: Andrea is the Chairman of Borsa Italiana S.p.A., a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group.  He is also Vice President of Bocconi University, Italy, where he was Rector from 2012 to 2016 and where he is currently also a Professor of Banking and Finance.

Committee membership:

  • Risk
  • Nomination
Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer
Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in October 2018

Key areas of experience: Banking, Financial services, FinTech and Market Regulation.

Ruth brings to the Board significant knowledge of both the business and banking regulatory landscape in addition to considerable expertise in regulatory and technology change within complex businesses.

Ruth’s career spans more than 17 years in financial services which includes a decade spent at the global investment bank, Citi.

Throughout her career, Ruth has been an active member and chair of governmental, regulatory and industry working groups and as a thought leader on the topic of innovation in the Fintech and Regtech space.

Relevant past experience: Ruth was previously Global Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy for Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions from 2012-2018.   Prior to 2012 her other roles at Citi included her appointment as Head of Regulatory and Market Strategy, EMEA from 2010-2012 and Head of Payments Strategy & Market Policy (Treasury &Trade Solutions), EMEA from 2007-2009.

Prior to joining Citi, Ruth worked for the European Banking Federation from 2003-2007 where she was a Policy Adviser for Securities Services and Payments.

Ruth has held a number of industry board and working group positions including Chair of the European Banking Federation’s Payments Regulatory Expert Group, Chair of the BAFT Global Public Policy and Advocacy Committee, member of the Bank of England RTGS Renewal Stakeholder Board and the EU Commission’s Payment Systems Market Expert Group.

Ruth holds a number of undergraduate and graduate qualifications in Economics, Economic Policy, Politics and Law and is a FinTech Fellow of Imperial College Business School

Other current appointments:

Ruth is a Non-Executive Director of Pendo Systems Inc. and Permanent TSB Group Holdings PLC.  Ruth is a partner at Gauss Ventures, a firm focused on early and growth stage investments in FinTech and Data Economy. Ruth is also a Honorary Professor of the London Institute of Banking and Finance.

 Committee membership:

  • Audit
  • Nomination
  • Risk