TP ICAP, the UK based leading interdealer broker announced the addition of another non-executive director to its board members in its latest announcement. As per statement released by the firm, it has on-boarded Mr. Mark Hemsley as its latest board member in the role of non-executive director. It should be noted that this announcement comes less than a month from the firm’s addition of Ms. Angela Crawford as its Non-Executive Director. Another similarity between both these executives is that Mr. Hemsley will also be joining as a member of TP ICAP’s Audit, Risk & Nominations and Governance Committees alongside Ms. Angela. Mr. Hemsley is a veteran in financial services industry and is a well known and respected individual in the European financial market owing to his instrumental role and contributions in helping transform and shape Europe’s equity market over the last decade.
Mark entered European financial services market as the founder of the first pan-European equities exchange which was launched in 2007. He became a part of BATS Global Markets when the firm agreed to buy Chi-X Europe for 300 Million USD post which it was merged with BATS Europe and re-branded as BATS Chi-X Europe in February of 2011. Mark then became a member of CBOE when the US-based marketplace provider and exchange operator decided to acquire BATS Global Markets in 2016 for US$ 3.2 Billion. He resigned from his roles as President of CBOE Europe & Executive Vice President of CBOE Global Markets at end of February cutting all ties with the US exchange operator and is set to take on his new role with the UK based financial service provider from 16th March 2020. Mr. Hemsley will be succeeded on both of his roles by Mr. David Howson who has been with CBOE Europe since 2013 and had been serving in the role of Chief Operating Officer.
Commenting on Mark’s departure from CBOE, Ed Tilly – Chairman, President & CEO of CBOE Global Markets said, “The entire CBOE organization is grateful for Mark’s vision, leadership and dedication to the company and we congratulate him on a well-deserved retirement. His passion for fair and efficient markets, drive to leverage trading and technology innovation to help benefit customers, and approachable leadership style has created a culture of success at CBOE Europe”.
Commenting on Mark’s appointment at the firm, Richard Berliand, Chairman of TP ICAP plc said, “We are very pleased to welcome Mark to the Board of the Company. He brings substantial experience from his executive career and will be able to draw on his extensive markets and infrastructure experience in his role on the Board”.