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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 Higgins

Michael Higgins
Non-Executive Chairman

Michael is currently a Non-Executive Director of Plant Health Care plc, Premier Technical Services plc, Progility plc and the Quoted Companies Alliance. He is an alternative member of the panel on takeovers and mergers on behalf of the QCA. He is a past Chairman of the QCA and of Ebiquity 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.

Ian Pain

Ian Pain
Director and Chief Financial Officer

Ian Pain has 30 years’ experience as a CFO of private and public companies coupled with a background in private equity and corporate finance. A Chartered Accountant, Ian started his career at PwC before joining the UK Investment Bank, Charterhouse, and then PPM Ventures (the private equity investment arm of Prudential PLC). He has subsequently completed two roles as CFO of private equity backed companies with a focus on financial performance, restructuring, M&A and exits by way of a trade sale and a London IPO.

Alan Ramsay

Alan Ramsay
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 Joss

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.

Malcolm Fallen

Malcolm Fallen
Non-Executive Director

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.

Lisa Walker

Lisa Walker
Head of Market Regulation

Lisa is widely experienced in financial services regulation and joins from the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group where she was Head of Compliance for the UK and Europe. Lisa previously occupied a senior associate role with the UK Financial Conduct Authority where she had supervisory responsibility for Recognised Investment Exchanges, including NYSE Liffe, BATS, ISDX and the London Stock Exchange.

Alison Scott-Bishop

Alison Scott-Bishop
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.

David Beevers

David Beevers
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.

Caroline Grainger

Caroline Grainger
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.

Bernard Michna

Bernard Michna
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.

Alfie Early

Alfie Early
Market Analyst

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.

Emeline Mettania

Emeline Mettania
Central Support

Emeline Mettania is a highly skilled bilingual Executive Assistant supporting all levels of executive, managerial, technical staff. She is a natural facilitator with over 13 years’ experience within Finance, Construction, FMCG, and AAA digital entertainment sector.

IPSX Group Limited trades as the International Property Securities Exchange or IPSX.

David Delaney

David Delaney
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.

Anthony Gahan

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.

Sly Bailey

Sly Bailey
Vice Chairman

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.

Ian Pain

Ian Pain
Director and Chief Financial Officer

Ian Pain has 30 years’ experience as a CFO of private and public companies coupled with a background in private equity and corporate finance. A Chartered Accountant, Ian started his career at PwC before joining the UK Investment Bank, Charterhouse, and then PPM Ventures (the private equity investment arm of Prudential PLC). He has subsequently completed two roles as CFO of private equity backed companies with a focus on financial performance, restructuring, M&A and exits by way of a trade sale and a London IPO.

Rob Bould

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.

Roland Bellegarde

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.

Sir Brian Ivory

Sir Brian Ivory
Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Sir Brian Ivory CVO CBE (Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director) 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.

Charles Knight

Charles Knight
Non-Executive Director

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 Meissel

Justin Meissel
Non-Executive Director

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

Richard Croft
Non-Executive Director

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

Charles Middleton
Non-Executive Director

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.

Roger Clarke

Roger Clarke
Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets

Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets, Roger Clarke, has been a Senior Advisor to IPSX Group since January 2019. He now joins the business full time. Roger has extensive experience in corporate transactions, particularly in equity capital markets but also in M&A and restructuring, with a specific sector focus on Real Estate. Roger joins from M7 Real Estate, where he was Head of Corporate Finance, with responsibility for executing significant corporate transactions. Previously he was Chief Executive of Tunstall, M7’s wholly owned subsidiary focused on alternative lending. 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.

Patrick Phillips

Patrick Phillips
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.

Sonya Vidiartkhi

Sonya Vidiartkhi
Manager, Equity Capital Markets

Sonya has spent over 6 years in Equity Capital Markets Advisory, most recently at Nomura as part of the Investment Banking Advisory Team. Prior to Nomura, Sonya spent over 4 years at a boutique equity advisory firm, acting on IPOs and equity raisings for variety of Sponsors and Corporates in EMEA.

Ian Womack

Ian Womack
Senior Adviser

Ian is a Senior Advisor to IPSX and an Independent Director of Grosvenor Liverpool Limited, amongst other Non Executive Director roles. He is also a Trustee and Chairman of the fund raising committee of the Story of Christmas. He joined the finance industry in 1978 and Aviva Investors in April 1980. He is an active and engaged participant in the broader Real Estate community and was Chairman of the highly respected Investment Property Forum from 2006 to 2007. Ian has an Honours degree in Urban Land Economics and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Paul Downes

Paul Downes
Senior Adviser, Communications

Paul is a highly experienced communications professional having had a 30 year career in the City as a financial PR and investor relations adviser, including as a co-founder and owner of consultancy Merlin Financial Communications which he ran as CEO for almost 20 years prior to the sale of the business. He has advised a wide range of leading global companies and has been involved in numerous IPO and M&A transactions. Paul now has several advisory and independent director roles, including as an adviser to IPSX Group’s Board on strategic communications. He has been involved with IPSX almost since its inception. Paul graduated with a BA Hons in English from Nottingham University in 1981.

Kevin Marriott

Kevin Marriott
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.

Rebecca Cumming

Rebecca Cumming
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.

Alice Hall

Alice Hall
Group Executive Office

Alice is the Executive Assistant to the senior team. Alice joined IPSX having spent two years working for a strategic intelligence advisory firm, Hakluyt. Alice graduated with a 2:1 from the University of Manchester where she studied History of Art and Italian for four years.