London Stock Exchange Group management appointments

  • David Lester appointed Group Director of Corporate Strategy
  • Mark Makepeace appointed Group Director of Information Services

London Stock Exchange Group (‘LSEG’) is today pleased to announce two senior management appointments.

David Lester, currently Group Director of Information Services, becomes Group Director of Corporate Strategy. David will lead the development and implementation of core strategic and corporate growth initiatives across the company. David also continues as Chairman of Turquoise, FTSE and Proquote.

Following LSEG’s December 2011 acquisition of FTSE, the high growth global index business, Mark Makepeace becomes Group Director of Information Services, incorporating both FTSE and the Group’s information services businesses. Mark will report directly into Xavier Rolet, London Stock Exchange Group CEO and will join the Group ExCo. Mark will also remain CEO of FTSE.

Xavier Rolet, CEO at London Stock Exchange Group, said:

“I am delighted to announce these two key appointments today. David’s deep understanding of our business, experience in growing and developing businesses, and in forming collaborative partnerships, will be deployed for the benefit of the whole company as we seek to continue to successfully execute upon our stated strategy.

“Mark’s track record at FTSE speaks for itself, and I am very pleased to welcome him to the Group senior management team. Mark’s international experience, expertise in building and growing successful innovative businesses and strong customer relationship management skills will be invaluable to the wider Group.

“London Stock Exchange Group is an increasingly diverse global business, operating in a dynamic and fast paced industry: today’s appointments will further strengthen our senior leadership team as we continue to focus on strategic delivery, innovation, customer relationships and shareholder value.”

 

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Notes to editors:

About London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) sits at the heart of the world’s financial community. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, offering UK and Russian derivatives trading, pan-European and US lit and dark equity trading. Through its markets, the Group offers international business unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets.

The Group is a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software and also offers its customers around the world access and an extensive range of real-time and reference data products and market-leading post-trade services. The Group is also home to a world leading index provider FTSE, which creates and manages over 200,000 equity, bond and alternative asset class indices.

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy and Sri Lanka, the Group employs around 1,900 people.

Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at www.londonstockexchangegroup.com