The Aquis Exchange team is made up of a highly skilled group of professionals, all with extensive experience in the exchange and trading space, and an excellent track record for delivering advanced and stable systems.
David is responsible for Aquis Exchange’s relationship with the UK’s FCA and other European regulators. He joined Aquis Exchange following four years at NYSE Euronext where he was compliance officer of Smartpool. Previously, he worked for ALL IPO Plc. David started his career at quant house Econostat New Quant. David is a graduate of Brunel University and University of Leeds.
Nicola was appointed as the independent non-executive Chairman of Aquis Exchange in March 2013. She is the founder and managing partner of Market Structure Partners (MSP). Prior to establishing MSP, Nicola spent 14 years at Merrill Lynch, most recently as head of the investment bank’s market structure group in EMEA. Previous roles include spearheading the development of the trade reporting system BOAT and being a key founder of the alternative trading system Turquoise. Niki is also Chairman of XTX Markets Limited and currently serves on the board of IRESS a financial technology company and agency broker Kepler Cheuvreux.
Richard Bennett, Independent Non-Executive Director
Richard is an HSBC veteran having spent over 30 years there, most recently as Group Managing Director and General Counsel. He is a consultant to the global executive committee of Norton Rose Fulbright.
Jonathan Clelland, COO
Jonathan is the COO of Aquis Exchange. Prior to joining Aquis he was the COO of HSBC Investment Bank Corporate Finance Division and of Shearman & Sterling London, one of the largest global law firms.
Emma-Jane Connolly, Market Analyst
Graham Dick, CEO of Aquis Exchange Europe
Graham heads the Aquis Exchange Europe business and is based in Paris. Prior to this role, he led the Sales and Business Development team at Aquis Exchange. He is a very experienced equities practitioner, having held a similar role at Chi-X Europe for 6 years and, prior to that, had senior roles at UBS and Credit Lyonnais.
Wayne Eagle, Head of Product Development and Post Trade
Robert Eeles, Head of Technical Operations
Julian Green, Head of Development
Alasdair Haynes, CEO
Alasdair is the founder and CEO of Aquis Exchange. He is the former CEO of Chi-X Europe and was responsible for growing the business into Europe's largest equities trading platform and into profitability before its sale in late 2011. Prior to that, Alasdair spent 11 years heading up ITG's international business, pioneering the introduction of electronic trading and crossing into the European and Asian marketplaces. Alasdair began his 30 plus-year career in the City with Morgan Grenfell and has held senior positions at a number of investment banks, including HSBC and UBS.
Belinda Keheyan, Head of Marketing
Jon Knight, Head of Market Supervision
Sakeena Lalljee, Sales Executive
Mark Goodliffe, Independent Non-Executive Director
Mark is a Non-Executive Director of Aquis and Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. 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 Ltd.
Paul Roberts, Head of IT Infrastructure
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.
Daniel Fudala, Systems Developer
Hussam Ibrahim, Head of QA
Kwame Koranteng, Test Analyst
Laura Currie, Accounts Analyst
Ludwig Pacifici, Systems Developer
Luke Groves, Systems Developer
Magnus Almqvist, Head of Technology Sales
Martin Phillips, Operations Analyst
Matthew Brennan, Operations Analyst
Michael Ciarleglio, Systems Developer
Sam Almeida, Network Engineer
Wojciech Bak, Network Engineer
Alexander Haynes, Junior Systems Administrator
Ian Wilkins, Systems Administrator
Yair Shifman, Senior Developer
Adrian Ip, Head of Product Management
Pasquale Crispi, CRM Executive
Pasquale is a seasoned practitioner in the equities trading space. He joined Aquis Exchange from Liquidnet Europe and prior to that was a sales trader at Instinet. He began his career as a pit trader at the Zurich Stock Exchange (now SIX Swiss Exchange). He is fluent in Italian and German.
Glenn Collinson, Independent Non-Executive Director
Glenn joined the Aquis Board in January 2019. He is an electronic engineer and a serial entrepreneur with decades-long experience of running companies in the UK and France.