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IPSX UK Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of IPSX Group Limited and will operate the UK Exchange.

IPSX UK Limited

Meet the Board

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

IPSX UK Limited

Meet the Team

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.

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.

Emeline Mettania

Emeline Mettania
Executive Assistant

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.