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LSEG Board of Directors

Don Robert

Chair of the Company and the Nomination Committee

Don Robert

Appointed to the Board in January 2019 and Chair of the Company on 1 May 2019.

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

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 served in a variety of roles with the multinational information company Experian plc, including Chairman (2014-2019), Group Chief Executive (2005-2014), and CEO of its North American business (2001-2005).

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

Other current appointments: Other current appointments: Chair of Validis Holdings Limited and Chair of the Council at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Don is a Partner at the start up PE firm, Corten Capital, and a Non-Executive Director of FlexCharge. Don is a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University and Honorary Group Captain, Royal Air Force.

Committee membership:

  • Nomination (Chair)
  • Remuneration

David Schwimmer

Group Chief Executive Officer

David Schwimmer

Appointed to the Board in August 2018.

Key areas of experience: Market structure, corporate finance, capital markets, mergers and 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, David spent 20 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 spent three years in Russia as Co-Head of Russia/CIS. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he practised law at Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Other current appointments: NED at the Center for New American Security (not-for-profit).

Committee membership:

  • Group Executive Committee

Anna Manz

Chief Financial Officer

Anna Manz

Appointed to the Board in November 2020.

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

Anna brings significant consumer, financial, strategic, and transformational experience to the Board.

Relevant past experience: Prior to joining the Group in November 2020, Anna was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Johnson Matthey plc from 2016 to 2020, 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.

Other current appointments: NED of ITV plc.

Committee membership:

  • Group Executive Committee

Dominic Blakemore

Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee

Dominic Blakemore

Appointed to the Board in January 2020.

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

Dominic is currently Group Chief Executive Officer of Compass Group PLC, a role he assumed in January 2018. Dominic’s previous roles at the Compass Group included: Group Finance Director from 2012 to 2015 and Group Chief Operating Officer, Europe from 2015 to 2017, before becoming Deputy Chief Executive Officer in October 2017.

Dominic brings extensive financial management experience to the Board gained from a number of senior finance roles in international businesses together with general operational management experience. Dominic is a chartered accountant.

Relevant past experience: Dominic was formerly a NED and Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee of Shire plc from 2014 to 2018 and Chief Financial Officer of Iglo Foods Group Limited from 2010 to 2011. Before joining Iglo, Dominic was European Finance & Strategy Director at Cadbury plc from 2008 to 2010 having previously held senior finance roles at that company. Prior to his role at Cadbury plc, Dominic was a Director at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP.

Other current appointments: Dominic is also a member of the Council of University College London.

Committee membership:

  • Audit (Chair)
  • Nomination
  • Risk

Martin Brand

Non-Executive Director

Martin Brand

Appointed to the Board in January 2021.

Key areas of experience: Mergers & acquisitions, technology, media, telecoms, corporate finance, strategy, chair.

Martin brings extensive mergers & acquisitions expertise to the Board gained from his executive roles at Blackstone and his board roles within technology, media, telecom, and financial institutions.

Martin is a Senior Managing Director and serves as Head of North America Private Equity and Global Co-Head of Technology Investing for Blackstone. He serves as a member of several of the firm’s investment committees. Martin was involved in Blackstone’s investments in Refinitiv, Bumble, IntraFi, Paysafe, Vungle, Ultimate Software, Liftoff, Blue Yonder, Optiv, Kronos, Ipreo, Knight Capital Group, Lendmark, Exeter Finance, Viva, NCR, First Eagle, BankUnited, PBF Energy, Performance Food Group, Travelport, New Skies, Cine UK, NHP, Kabel BW, Kabelnetz NRW, Primacom, and Sulo.

Relevant past experience: Before joining Blackstone, Martin worked as a derivatives trader with Goldman Sachs in New York and Tokyo, and with McKinsey & Company in London. He was previously a director of Refinitiv until 2021 and was Chair of Tradeweb Markets (a subsidiary of LSEG) until February 2022.

Martin received a BA/MA in Mathematics and Computation, First Class Honours, from Oxford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Other current appointments: Martin is a Director of UKG, Exeter Finance, IntraFi and First Eagle. He is a Trustee of the American Academy Berlin and a Director of the Park Avenue Armory.

Committee membership:

  • Nomination

Erin Brown

Non-Executive Director

Erin Brown

Appointed to the Board in January 2021.

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

Erin brings significant international financial management expertise to the Board.

Relevant past experience: Erin has served in a number of senior executive roles at Thomson Reuters and is currently Head of Finance for the Thomson Reuters Corporates segment. Erin joined Thomson Reuters in 2011 and previously served as Treasurer, Vice President of Knowledge Solutions—Tax & Accounting, Vice President, Finance, and Vice President and Assistant Treasurer.

In 2018, Erin led Thomson Reuters’ sale of a 55% interest in its former Financial & Risk business (now Refinitiv) to certain investment funds affiliated with Blackstone. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Erin held a number of finance roles at General Motors from 2003 to 2011. Erin has been a director of York Parent Limited since September 2019.

Other current appointments: None.

Committee membership:

  • Nomination

Professor Kathleen DeRose

Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee

Professor Kathleen DeRose

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.

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, and at JPMorgan Chase (formerly Chase Manhattan Bank).

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.

Other current appointments: Kathleen is a NED of Experian plc, Voya Financial, Inc., Enfusion, Inc. and a Clinical Associate Professor of Finance at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business where she leads the FinTech curriculum. She is also the Director of the Fubon Center for Technology, Business, and Innovation, and its FinTech initiative.

Committee membership:

  • Risk (Chair)
  • Audit
  • Nomination

Tsega Gebreyes

Non-Executive Director

Tsega Gebreyes

Appointed to the Board in June 2021.

Key areas of experience: Financial services, international business, mergers and acquisitions, mobile commerce, technology.

Tsega is currently Founding Partner at Satya Capital Limited, an independent investment group focused on providing long-term growth capital. She brings deep financial services and commercial experience to the Board gained from global senior executive and non-executive roles.

Relevant past experience: Tsega spent seven years at Celtel International (re-branded Zain Group), a leading mobile telecommunications provider in the Middle East and North Africa. During her tenure at Celtel, Tsega held a variety of senior roles including Senior Group Adviser, Zain Africa BV (2007 to 2016), Chief Strategy and Development Officer (2005 to 2007), Chief Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions Officer (2003 to 2005) and Director, Mobile Commerce and New Product Development (2000 to 2003). From 1996 to 2000, Tsega was Founding Partner at New Africa Opportunity Fund LLP.

In addition to her senior executive positions, Tsega has served as a Non-Executive Director of Celtel International BV (1998 to 2000), Hygeia Nigeria Limited (2009 to 2015), ISON Group (2013 to 2018) and Sonae SA (2015 to 2019). She was also a Trustee of the global charity, Save the Children, from 2009 to 2010 and served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Finance Committee of SES SA.

Other Current appointments: Tsega is currently NED of Airtel Africa plc.

Committee membership:

  • Audit
  • Nomination
  • Risk

Cressida Hogg CBE

Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee

Cressida Hogg CBE

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 Land Securities Group PLC, having first joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2014.

Relevant past experience: Cressida spent nearly 20 years with 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 NED of Associated British Ports Holdings Limited and as a NED of Anglian Water Group.

Other current appointments: Cressida’s principal activities currently performed outside of LSEG are as Chair of the Board of Land Securities Group PLC, NED and Chair-designate of BAE Systems plc and NED of Troy Asset Management.

Committee membership:

  • Remuneration (Chair)
  • Nomination

Dr. Val Rahmani

Non-Executive Director

Dr. Val Rahmani

Appointed to the Board in December 2017.

Key areas of experience: Technology, technical risk management, digital transformation, innovation, sales and marketing, strategy, corporate governance.

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 NED of Aberdeen Asset Management plc and Teradici Corporation. Val previously ran the Innovation Panel for Standard Life Aberdeen.

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, member of the Audit and Nomination/Governance Committees and Chair of the Compensation Committee of CTG Inc. Val is a Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit Committee of Elliott Opportunity II SPAC, and a Non-Executive Director and member of the Compensation Committee of the private company Entrust.

Committee membership:

  • Nomination
  • Risk
  • Remuneration

Douglas M. Steenland

Non-Executive Director

Douglas M. Steenland

Appointed to the Board in January 2021.

Key areas of experience: Mergers & acquisitions, international business, financial services and insurance, corporate law and finance, strategy, chair, travel, and airlines.

Relevant past experience: Douglas has been a Senior Adviser to Blackstone Private Equity Group since 2009.

Douglas is the former Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Airlines Corporation, serving from 2004 to 2008, and President, serving from 2001 to 2004. Prior to that, he served in a number of executive positions from 1991 including: Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Officer and Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Douglas retired from Northwest Airlines upon its merger with Delta Airlines, Inc.

Prior to that, he was a senior partner at Washington, D.C. law firm Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand (now part of DLA Piper) and worked in the Office of the General Counsel of the US Department of Transportation.

Douglas was Chairman of the Air Transport Association from January 2008 to December 2009, after serving as a Director from 2005 to 2008, and previously a Director of International Lease Finance Group, Travelport LLC and Performance Food Group Company.

Other current appointments: Douglas is Lead Independent Director of American International Group, Inc. He is also a Director of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. and American Airlines Group, Inc.

Committee membership:

  • Nomination

Ashok Vaswani

Non-Executive Director

Ashok Vaswani

Appointed to the Board in June 2021.

Key areas of experience: Corporate and retail banking, financial services, international business, mergers and acquisitions, technology, risk management, wealth management.

Ashok brings deep financial services and commercial experience to the Board gained from global senior executive roles.

Relevant past experience: Ashok held a number of senior roles within Barclays Group, including: Chief Digital Strategy Officer at Barclays plc (2021 to 2022); CEO, Global Consumer Banking & Payments (2019 to 2021); CEO, Barclays UK (2016 to 2019); CEO, Personal and Corporate Banking (2014 to 2016); CEO, Retail and Business Banking (2012 to 2014); CEO, UK Retail and Business Banking (2011 to 2012); CEO, Africa (2010 to 2011); and CEO of Barclaycard Europe (2010).

Prior to joining Barclays, Ashok was a Partner at Brysam Global Partners LLC (2007 to 2009), a private equity firm specialising in consumer financial services in emerging markets. From 1987 to 2007, Ashok held a number of senior roles within Citigroup Inc. including Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Pacific Consumer Bank in Singapore (2004 to 2007) and Chief Administrative and Chief Financial Officer at CitiCards (2001 to 2004).

Other current appointments: Ashok serves as President of Pagaya and is a board member of The Clearing House, US.

Committee membership:

  • Audit
  • Nomination
  • Risk

William Vereker

Non-Executive Director

Ashok Vaswani

Appointed to the Board in October 2022.

Key areas of experience: Banking, global financial sector, regulation and government relations, risk and organisational change.

William brings significant knowledge and experience of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and investment banking to the Board.

Relevant past experience: William is an experienced and well-respected Banker, previously having served as Global Head of Investment Banking for UBS (2013 – 2018), and prior to that holding a number of leadership roles at Nomura, Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley. From 2018 to 2019 he served as the Prime Minister’s Business Envoy in Downing Street. He also served as Vice Chairman at JP Morgan until October 2020.

Other current appointments: William is Chairman of Santander UK, a member of the UK Investment Council and Chair of the Advisory Board of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Committee membership:

  • Nomination
  • Remuneration
  • Risk