Nicola Beattie - Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Niki is the non-executive Chairman of the Company and a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee. She joined the Board in January 2013. Niki is also Chairman of XTX Markets Limited, as well as a director of XTX Holdings Limited, and she is a non-executive director on the boards of Borsa Istanbul (Turkey), IRESS, a listed Australian financial technology company, and Kepler Cheuvreux UK Limited. She was previously on the board of MOEX, Russia’s exchange, from 2012-2016. Alongside these roles, she also sits on the Consulta tive Working Group to ESMA’s Secondary Markets Standing Committee and is a member of the UK FCA’s Regulatory Decisions Committee. Niki is also founder of Market Structure Partners, a strategic consulting company advising market participants around the globe about structural changes in capital markets infrastructure. Prior to that she spent 17 years working in investment banking where she ultimately became managing director and head of EMEA Market Structure at Merrill Lynch International.
Niki’s term on the Board of the Company is due to expire in June 2019, after which she will be eligible to extend for a further 3 years.
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 Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary
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 Bennett - Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Richard is a Non-Executive Director of the Company, Chairman of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee (ARCC). He joined the Board in March 2014. Richard is the ex-Group Managing Director & Group General Counsel of HSBC Holdings plc. He was also a specialist adviser to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards and the Treasury Committee.
Richard’s term on the Board of the Company is due to expire in June 2020, after which he will be eligible to extend for a further 3 years.
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 the UK Chief Financial Officer of Rea Holdings plc and an independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CME Trade Repository Limited. Mark’s term on the Board of the Company is due to expire in June 2020, after which he will be eligible to extend for a further 3 years.
Mark Spanbroek - Independent Non-Executive Director
Mark Spanbroek, Non-executive Director Mark Spanbroek is a non-executive director of Aquis Exchange. 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.
Glenn Collinson, Independent Non-Executive Director
Glenn joined the Board of Aquis in January 2019 and is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and holds an MSc in electronics as well as an MBA from Cranfield University. Collinson 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.