Michael Higgins

Non-Executive Chairman

Currently Non-Executive Chairman of Ebiquity plc, NED of Plant Health Care PLC, Progility plc, Quoted Companies Alliance and an alternate Member of The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers on behalf of the QCA; previously Chairman of the QCA, Partner and Senior Adviser KPMG, Director Charterhouse Bank, various private company NED roles; qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse.

Imogen Joss

Non-Executive Director

Background in fintech, data analytics, indices and energy/commodities markets together with M&A, business integration, performance transformation and international growth; currently SID at Gresham Computing plc; previously Executive Committee Member at S&P Global, President of Platts and S&P Capital IQ; Executive Director London Stock Exchange Group; Global Head of Sales FTSE Group.

Alan Ramsay

Chief Executive Officer

With a background in compliance, regulation, banking and capital markets; latterly Senior Adviser PricewaterhouseCoopers; currently Deputy Chairman Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment; former Global Head Compliance HSBC Bank plc; Chief Compliance Officer Bankers Trust; Executive Director of Surveillance (SFA) and Deputy Director Enforcement (TSA).


IPSX Group Board

Anthony Gahan

Founder & Chairman

Anthony Gahan has some 30 years of investment banking experience including as a director of Robert Fleming & Co. Ltd, as a senior banker at Lehman Brothers and a founding partner of Wyvern, the London investment banking firm. He is currently a non-executive director of Maru Group, a technology enabled international insight services group. Anthony co-founded IPSX in 2014.

Ian Pain

Director and Chief Financial Officer

Ian has thirty years’ experience as a CFO of both public and private companies coupled with the private equity and corporate finance/equity capital markets. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse before joining UK merchant bank Charterhouse and then working as an investor at PPM Ventures (the private equity arm of Prudential). He was subsequently appointed CFO of a portfolio company of PPM Ventures to professionalise it and manage its exit and was then appointed CFO of DX Group to restructure its finances and procure an exit through a London IPO for its private equity owner.

Rob Bould

Non-Executive Director

Rob Bould is a former CEO of GVA Bilfinger, one of the leading international property agents and advisory firms, and Executive Vice President of Bilfinger Real Estate gmbh. Rob spent his entire career at GVA and was appointed CEO when under private equity ownership by Lloyds Development Capital. Rob was Head of Investment and Chairman of GVA’s Capital Markets Group.

Sly Bailey

Non-Executive Director

Sly Bailey is the former CEO of Trinity Mirror plc subsequent to being in the management team leading the £860 million buyout of IPC. She has held a wide variety of public and private non-executive roles including at Ladbrokes plc, Littlewoods plc, EMI plc and the Press Association. She is currently a non–executive director of Greencore Group plc.

Roland Bellegarde

Non-Executive Director

Roland Bellegarde is a stock exchange expert most recently Group Executive Vice President of NYSE Euronext and a member of its management committee and holding board roles at LIFFE, Euronext, Interbolsa, LCH Clearnet and the Qatar Exchange inter alia. He is currently an adviser to Tadawul, the Saudi Stock Exchange.

Mike Covell

Non-Executive Director

Mike Covell is a former Managing Director of Goldman Sachs variously heading its London based Private Wealth Management Division and its European Wealth Services Group. He is a Chartered Accountant and previously a senior partner at Rawlinson & Hunter and, until the end of 2015, Chairman of Tilney Bestinvest Group. He holds several other non-executive roles in wealth management and family offices.

Sir Brian Ivory

Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Sir Brian Ivory is a former Group CEO and subsequently Chairman of Highland Distillers PLC and currently Chairman of Marathon Asset Management and Arcus European Infrastructure Fund. He has held a number of public and private non-executive roles in major financial services groups and consumer products groups.

Charles Knight

Non-Executive Director

Charles Knight is a founding partner of Mansford Real Estate, an FCA authorised real estate fund management business with over £2bn invested in the UK real estate sector and currently deploying a £500m equity fund. Charles trained as a Chartered Surveyor and, prior to founding Mansford, spent ten years at GVA.

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