Board Directors

Board Directors

Glenn Collinson - Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Glenn is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and holds an MSc in electronics as well as an MBA from Cranfield University. Glenn started his career at Racal and worked for Motorola and Texas Instruments before co-founding Cambridge Silicon Radio in 1998. There he served as an executive director and helped grow the company from a concept to a $3 billion market capitalisation entity in 2006 (as CSR Plc) and one of the biggest players in the Bluetooth market. Since leaving CSR he has held a number of executive and non-executive directorships in UK and French companies – both public and private – that specialise in technology.

Alasdair Haynes - Chief Executive Officer

Alasdair Haynes is the Chief Executive Officer (‘‘CEO’’) of the Company. He founded the Company in 2012 after identifying the opportunity for providing a high-quality equities exchange differentiated from all other exchanges through the introduction of a subscription pricing model and subsequently the introduction of a ban on aggressive trading by proprietary trading firms. Prior to founding the Company, Alasdair was CEO of Chi-X Europe. Alasdair, as CEO of the Company, is responsible for the overall strategic development of the Company and has been instrumental in the expansion and strong organic growth of the Company.

Jonathan Clelland - Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan Clelland is the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer (‘‘COO’’) and company secretary of the Company. Jonathan joined the Company in 2012 when the Company was started and is responsible for all financial and administrative aspects of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Jonathan was the COO of Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP and COO of HSBC Bank plc Corporate Finance and Advisory Division.

Richard Fisher - Chief Financial Officer

Richard is the CFO of Aquis Exchange PLC. He joined the Board in March 2022 and also sits on the Company’s ARCC and Nominations and Remuneration Committees.

Prior to joining Aquis he was the Director of Finance at Redwood Bank and has also been the Chief Accountant at RBS among other senior roles at the firm.

Richard Bennett - Independent Non-Executive Director

Richard is a Non-Executive Director of the Company and Chairman of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee. He joined the Board in March 2014. Richard is the ex-Group Managing Director & Group General Counsel of HSBC Holdings plc. He is a consultant to the global executive committee of Norton Rose Fulbright.

Mark Goodliffe - Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark is a Non-Executive Director of the Company and Chairman of the ARCC. He joined the Board in March 2018. Mark is an independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CME Trade Repository Limited.

Deirdre Somers - Independent Non-Executive Director

Deirdre joined the Board in October 2020 and is a stock market expert having served as the CEO of the Irish Stock Exchange from 2007 to 2018 and the President of FESE between 2015 and 2018. She is currently a NED/Audit Committee Member of BlackRock iShares, Episode plc; Cancer Trials Ireland and Chair of the Audit Committee of Kenmare Resources plc.

Mark Spanbroek - Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark Spanbroek, Non-executive Director Mark Spanbroek is a non-executive director of Aquis Exchange. He joined the Board in 2013. He is also the chairman of the Futures Industry Association’s European Principal Traders Association and the chairman of the supervisory board of TransTrend BV. Prior to this, he spent nine years as a director of GETCO Europe Limited, the global independent market making firm. He began his career with Amro Bank and spent 15 years with Dutch market maker Van der Moolen before joining GETCO in 2002.

David Vaillant - Independent Non-Executive Director

David is a Non-Executive Director of Aquis Exchange PLC and Chairman of Aquis Exchange Europe SAS (since September 2019). He joined the board in June 2020. David is the Global Head of Finance, Strategy and Participation at BNP Paribas Asset Management. He started his career as a lawyer with Skadden, before joining the French Central Bank. He then held several positions at BNP Paribas CIB / Corporate Finance, notably Head of Banking for Europe, Middle East and Africa. David is also a member of the Allfunds UK Board.

Dr Ruth Wandhofer - Independent Non-Executive Director

Ruth joined the Board in March 2022 as an INED and also sits on the Company’s Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and the board of its Aquis Exchange Europe subsidiary. Ruth has considerable financial services experience. Following a senior executive career at Citi Bank she has served on a number of Boards as an INED including the London Stock Exchange (2018-20) and currently Gresham Technologies Plc and Permanent TSB Plc in Ireland.

Fields Wicker-Miurin - Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Fields Wicker-Miurin OBE, joined the Board in March 2022 as an INED and also sits on the Nominations and Remuneration Committee. Fields has a distinguished career with over 40 years’ experience as an executive in financial services in both global companies and government departments, including the London Stock Exchange (1994-7) and BNP Paribas (the eurozone’s largest bank) and Scor (the world’s 4th largest reinsurance company). She is also Deputy Chair of the Royal College of Art & Design.

Philip Olm is Company Secretary of Aquis Exchange PLC.