Our team combines a deep understanding of market infrastructure, capital markets, investment management, data, regulation and the real estate market.
IPSX UK Limited operates the UK Exchange which is a wholly owned subsidiary of IPSX Group Limited.
Michael is currently a Non-Executive Director Progility Limited. He is an alternate member of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers on behalf of the Quoted Companies Alliance. He is a past Chairman of the QCA and of Ebiquity plc and was until recently a non-executive director of Plant Health Care plc and Premier Technical Services Group plc . He was previously a Partner and Senior Adviser at KPMG and a Director of Charterhouse Bank. Michael qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse.
Chief Executive Officer
Alan has extensive experience in regulation, compliance and risk management in banking and capital markets. He was previously a Senior Advisor to PwC and latterly Global Head of Compliance for HSBC Bank Plc, having occupied a similar role earlier in his career at Bankers Trust International. He was formerly Executive Director of Surveillance at the Securities and Futures Authority. A Chartered Accountant by training, Alan is Deputy Chairman of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment of which he is also an Honorary Fellow and is Visiting Professor in the Practice of Financial Regulation and Compliance at the BPP Law School.
Imogen has a background in fintech and the energy commodities markets. She was formerly President of two companies within the S&P Global Group and Executive Director at the London Stock Exchange Group. She now holds a portfolio of Non Executive positions within listed data and software businesses as well as holding seats on the boards of two professional services firms. Imogen chairs the Remuneration Committee within all her positions, including IPSX UK Ltd.
Malcolm has extensive Board experience in quoted and private equity backed companies and currently serves as Chairman on the Boards of Kentech Corporate Holdings Limited, Optilan Limited and Enders Analysis, a privately-owned independent TMT research house. Malcolm also brings significant experience of business transformation, restructuring, capital raising, IPO and M&A transactions gained over many years in a variety of sectors.
Head of Market Regulation
Dan has over 20 years of financial sector experience, focused on regulation and compliance within capital markets. He previously worked as Compliance Manager at Chi-X Europe, the first pan-European equities MTF, and has held similar positions within Bloomberg’s data reporting businesses and London Derivatives Exchange. His broader financial services experience includes roles at Markit, Deutsche Bank and HSBC.
Head of Compliance and Legal
Alison Scott-Bishop is a seasoned compliance professional with over 30 years’ experience. She has held senior compliance positions in a number of organisations, including the Securities & Investments Board, HSBC Bank plc and, most recently, London Stock Exchange where she was Head of Rules and Compliance for six years prior to joining IPSX in July 2018.
Head of Operations
David Beevers is a BCS qualified Programme / Portfolio Manager with extensive experience of market infrastructure and investment banking. He has held senior operational/program management roles for two leading global exchanges (the London Stock exchange and NYSE Euronext) and previously also worked at HSBC and Barclays Capital.
Senior Business Analyst
Caroline’s background is in data management, technical software consultancy and project management. She spent 4 years working in data management for pharmaceutical research and development before becoming a consultant in the financial services industry; Caroline holds a Ph. D. in Organic Photochemistry.
IT and Operations Manager
Bernhard has worked in the city for Thomson Reuters on market data systems for over 27 years. He later went on to work for Fidelity International on a number of projects and then finally joined IPSX at the beginning of 2017.
Rebecca Mullins joined IPSX in July 2019 from Travelex, where she was the Head of Operational Risk. She has also held risk management roles within the financial services industry, notably within insurance and financial advice firms. Rebecca has also obtained the Certificate in Risk Management with the IRM.
Alfie joined IPSX after graduating from the London School of Economics. Having initially joined as an intern, Alfie has been working in Market Regulation since early 2017.
IPSX Group Limited trades as the International Property Securities Exchange or IPSX.
Group Chief Executive Officer
David Delaney, who served as a Non-Executive Director on the IPSX Group Board between February 2019 - July 2019, joined from fintech communications company VoxSmart, where he was Chief Commercial Officer for two years focused on customer engagement and driving sales. Prior to that, he was Head of Strategic Clients and Solutions, EMEA at Thomson Reuters for just over three years, managing a $1 billion book of business. Before Thomson Reuters he spent more than 25 years at Credit Suisse – latterly as Global Head of Fixed Income Sales for interest rate products – and Barclays Bank Plc.
Founder and Chairman
Anthony Gahan has over 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 and an Executive Fellow of King's Business School (King's College London). Anthony founded IPSX in 2014.
Sir Brian Ivory
Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director
Sir Brian Ivory CVO CBE is the 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 multiple public and private sector non-executive roles with major UK and Continental European financial services groups and consumer products groups.
Sly Bailey is the former CEO of Trinity Mirror PLC one of the largest media companies in the U.K. Previously she was CEO of IPC media where she led the £1.2 billion sale of the business to AOL TimeWarner. She has held a wide variety of public and private non executive roles including EMI plc, Ladbrokes plc, Littlewoods plc and the Press Association. She is currently the Senior Independent Director at Greencore plc.
Chief Financial Officer
Mike is a board director of IPSX UK and is responsible for overseeing the financial performance and governance of the IPSX Group. CIMA qualified accompanied by an MBA with Distinction, Mike has over 20 years of financial and commercial management experience encompassing M&A activities, debt and equity fund raising and investor relations across predominantly FCA regulated businesses in private equity, financial services and real estate. Mike has held a number of roles including with Octopus Group, where he spent over 11 years, Baring Asset Management and UBS Investment Bank. Since leaving Octopus in September 2018, Mike provided interim CFO and Finance Director consultancy services to a range of start-ups and SMEs, before subsequently joining IPSX.
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.
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.
Charles Knight is a founding partner and member of Mansford LLP’s executive board. Mansford LLP is a private European multi-strategy real estate investment firm owned and controlled by its management, with circa £3bn invested. Charles has over 30 years real estate experience across most asset sub-classes, having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at GVA, prior to founding Mansford.
Justin is currently the Chief Investment Officer at Henley Investments and has a broad range of international real estate and private equity investing experience. Prior to Henley, Justin was a Principal at The Blackstone Group, focusing on UK and European real estate. Previously, he worked at Warburg Pincus in New York and GI Partners in California, investing in Real Estate, Hospitality, Healthcare and Infrastructure, and served on the board of CenterPoint Properties Trust. He began his career at JP Morgan in New York. Justin holds an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
Richard Croft is the Chief Executive Officer at M7 Real Estate, a leading specialist in the pan-European, regional, multi-let real estate market. Wholly owned by its senior managers, M7 has over 200 employees in 13 countries across Europe. The team manages over 1,200 retail, office and industrial properties with a value of circa €7.4 billion. Richard has been involved in over €8 billion of transactions across the UK and Europe during his 26 years of real estate experience.
Charles Middleton is the Group Financial Controller at The British Land Company PLC, a FTSE 100 property company with a portfolio under management valued at more than £18bn as at 31 March 2018. Reporting to the CFO, Charles has a host of responsibilities including financial reporting, transaction management and structure, corporate financial control, tax, internal audit and group insurance.
Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets
Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets, Roger Clarke, joins from M7 Real Estate where he was Head of Corporate Finance and where he set up M7’s alternative lending platform, Tunstall Real Estate. Prior to joining M7 Roger spent 20 years working in the European investment banking industry, including roles at NM Rothschild, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, JP Morgan Cazenove and Stifel Nicolaus, as well as undertaking a secondment to the UK Takeover Panel.
Senior Manager, Real Estate Advisory
Patrick (Paddy) Phillips has extensive real estate experience having worked with Realla (pre-acquisition by CoStar) and as a Director of the City Agency Leasing team at GVA (now Avison Young). Paddy has advised on many significant real estate redevelopment and transactions, particularly in the City of London worth collectively over £2 billion.
Formerly Head of UK Transactions at PATRIZIA, which manages more than EUR 42 billion of real estate assets across Europe on behalf of a range of global investors, Huw joined from AXA IM-Real Assets, where he spent 24 years, latterly as Head of UK Transactions. While at AXA IM-Real Assets, Huw played a leading role in a £5 billion investment and development programme in London, including the 1.25 million sq ft, speculative development of 22 Bishopsgate. Other major transactions he oversaw include the acquisition and subsequent sale of Ropemaker Place, the acquisition, development and sale of 60 London, Holborn Viaduct, the forward commitment of 6 Pancras Square, Kings Cross in 2012, which subsequently was let to Google, and the acquisition and subsequent sale of 20 Gresham Street in the City of London.
Richard has over 30 years of investment banking experience, including several senior managerial roles in equity trading at Merrill Lynch and Barclays Capital and as Head of Pan-European Equity Trading at Citigroup and Nomura. Most recently, as Head of Execution Services at Panmure Gordon, he was responsible for overseeing daily trading activities and managed numerous projects designed to enhance the firm’s trading architecture, ensure regulatory compliance, and drive operational efficiencies. Having also managed platform and execution technology development for a CFD provider and a cross-asset hedge fund, he brings extensive experience in portfolio management, risk, and strategy, as well as a detailed knowledge of execution services and infrastructure across multiple business lines.
Head of Marketing and Communications
Kevin is responsible for all external communications for the Exchange. Kevin joins from Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure and before that from GVA, the UK Real Estate consultancy where he was responsible for marketing and communications for the business. Kevin brings a wide experience in marketing and communications in the real estate market to the business.
Marketing and Business Development Executive
Rebecca joined from Scottish private client firm, Turcan Connell, where she was Business Development and Marketing Executive. Prior to this, she worked for Franklin Templeton Investments in client relations. Rebecca studied at the University of Edinburgh and graduated with a 2:1 in International Business and Geography.