The leadership team

The marketplace changes at a rapid pace and we strive to remain competitive, adapt to change and catalyst innovation for the future. As part of this continued effort, we have created a new management team supporting our technology businesses.

Nigel Cairns
General Manager, LSEG Technology

Nigel was appointed General Manager for LSEG Technology in September 2016. With more than 20 years experience in the financial markets industry, Nigel has a strong track record in leading and growing risk software companies. From 2003, he was CEO of QuIC Financial Technologies Inc. in Canada which had a global footprint in risk software with a strong client base in leading institutions. In 2010, QuIC was sold to Markit, the financial information and services provider and Nigel took the role of Managing Director, Global Head of Risk Analytics and Portfolio valuations. He left after the successful IPO of the company and has most recently run his own advisory partnership working with disruptive fintech’s on their go to market strategies, capital raising and acquisition strategies.

Hugh Richards
Head of Product and Solutions Management, LSEG Technology

Hugh is former CTO of NetOTC (a derivatives clearing organisation) having held other senior product leadership roles at QuIC Financial Technologies Inc, Selkirk (now Thomson Reuters) and Infinity (now SunGard). Prior to LSEG Technology, Hugh also led large risk renovation programmes at top and second tier banks managing credit PFE, IMM, regulatory capital relief, CVA trading and IM/funding initiatives. He brings more than 20 years of experience in investment banking, financial vendor management and complex banking programmes.

Tony Coppellotti
Head of Delivery Management, LSEG Technology

Tony started his career at NatWest Markets where he ran Interest Rate Derivatives Technology and was CIO for Asia-Pacific based in Hong Kong. Subsequently Tony worked in various start-ups before joining QuIC Technologies, a disruptive Credit Risk Technology provider in Canada, as CTO. More recently he held senior technology positions at Deutsche Bank and Misys before co-founding an advisory partnership in the fintech industry.

Gehan Dias
General Manager, MillenniumIT

Gehan was previously the Head of Delivery & Support at Millennium. He joined Millennium in 2001 and has held a number of senior delivery roles since that time. He holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Manoj Bandara
Vice President, Software Development, MillenniumIT

Manoj joined in 2001 as an R&D engineer working in lower layers of the technical stack before moving to products. He worked in many capital market projects and led the AMEX development team in 2004. He was appointed as the VP Software Development/Product Architect of Millennium Exchange in 2007. Manoj has been involved in the architectural design of most Millennium technology layers and products, and played the key role in the design and development of Millennium Exchange. Manoj joined the Platform Development Organisation of MillenniumIT when it was formed in 2014 and was appointed Head of PDO in 2016. Manoj graduated from University of Moratuwa in 2001, with first class honours in Electronics in Telecommunications.

Chris Foulkes
Head of Delivery, MillenniumIT

Chris spent the last 30 years building software and delivering solutions to large organisations across a variety of industries. After studying mathematics in London he joined PWC and spent five years delivering enterprise systems and specializing in supply chain management. He then joined GE Information Services in Europe to develop new ecommerce platforms for European retailers. In 1997 he founded Eqos and launched the first web based collaboration platform which was quickly taken up by the main retailers in the UK and the USA. Eqos was sold in 2010 after which he joined Confused.com as CIO. In 2012 Chris joined Old Mutual as Global head of Digital Strategy, leading the agile transformation of the business and developing digital strategies for each of their product lines. Since 2015 Chris has been working in big data analytics, helping companies develop large scale real-time data analytics solutions, notably working with The Lloyds List to reengineer their global real-time ship tracking solution and deliver advanced surveillance and analytics.

Antonio Caroselli
Chairman, Gatelab

Antonio co-founded the Gatelab business in 1989. Prior to this he worked on artificial intelligence as applied to banking, before moving into the finance arena to design latency sensitive systems leveraging SW and HW programming techniques. He holds a degree cum laude in Electronic Engineering at the University of Rome in 1984. He wrote his thesis on enriched entity-relationship models implemented using the Oracle database.

Nando La Posta
CEO, Gatelab

Nando co-founded the Gatelab business in 1989 and served as its Managing Director from 1989 to 2012, focusing on Banking and Finance. Nando has also held senior positions at Italtel R&D for VOIP and Speech Recognition projects (1986–1989) and at Olivetti R&D, USA and Italy, for Operating System development (1979–1986). Nando holds an MSc in Computer Engineering from Politecnico of Naples, University Federico Secundo (1979).

Iosif Itkin
CEO, Exactpro

Iosif is a co-founder and remained Co-CEO of Exactpro after its acquisition by LSEG in May 2015. Iosif started his professional career as a software developer working on outsourcing projects for a number of US companies. In 2006 he joined a company specialising in providing Quality Assurance services for the financial industry as head of performance testing and test automation projects, supporting a number of global investment banks and execution venues including LSE’s Baikal. In 2009 Iosif co-founded Exactpro, Iosif holds a Master of Science degree from the Theoretical Physics Department of the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, having graduated summa cum laude in 2001.

Alexey Zverev
CEO, Exactpro

Alexey is a co-founder and Co-CEO of Exactpro responsible for strategic software development projects and account management in the US. Alexey started his professional career as a QA engineer. In 2004 Alexey joined a company specialising on providing QA services for the financial industry. As VP of Technology Alexey also lead the company's work on developing several products, including a back-end systems tester and an interactive exchange simulator. Alexey holds Master of Science degree from the Theoretical Physics Department of the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute graduated summa cum laude.

Adrian Bates
Senior HR Business Partner, LSEG Technology

Adrian is former HR Director - EMEA, Interactive Data (a market data organisation owned by Intercontinental Exchange). Prior to this Adrian has held a number of senior interim HR roles in technology and services organisations, including Skype and Insurance Australia Group and in a permanent capacity was HR Director at the FTSE 100, multinational telecommunications organisation, Cable and Wireless. Adrian has over 25 years multinational HR and change management experience in FTSE 100 organisations and mid size organisations that he brings to LSEG Technology.

Ed Rainer
Head of Operations, LSEG Technology

Ed is the former Group Product Manager responsible for real-time information services at London Stock Exchange Group; Ed was responsible for numerous change initiatives including Group Ticker Plant programme and migration of Group markets to MillenniumIT technology. Prior to 8 years in this role, Ed worked in corporate delivery for Lehman Brothers Investment Bank. He holds a BSc in Management with ICT from the University of York.