European industry associations make strategic hires
The Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) has appointed Mark MacGann, senior vice president, head of European government affairs and public advocacy at NYSE Euronext, as a member of its board.
Garry Jones, who recently stepped down from this position, having left his position as global head of derivatives at NYSE Euronext as part of a strategic realignment at the bourse.
Prior to his role at NYSE Euronext, MacGann was CEO Brussels
and head of public affairs EMEA at UK PR agency Weber Shandwick. He was also
formerly director general of Digital Europe, the industry trade association representing
the IT and consumer electronics sectors in Europe. Before that, he worked at
Brunswick Group, where he was a senior associate partner responsible for
telecoms, media and technology.
FESE's general assembly also appointed Ian Cornwall, director, head market structure at SIX Swiss Exchange, as the new chair of its management committee.
Meanwhile, the Futures Industry Association European
Principal Traders Association (FIA EPTA) has appointed Mark Spanbroek, formerly
at high-frequency market making firm Getco, as secretary general in addition
to his current role as vice chairman.
Spanbroek retired from Getco in 2011 after serving for nine
years as head of business development and market structure in Europe. HE was a
member of the expert group on market infrastructures, which finalised its report
on the European post-trade landscape in October last year, and was also on the
Frankfurt Stock Exchange council.
FIA EPTA also appointed Jan
Dezort, head of regulatory affairs at algorithmic trading firm RSJ, to its executive committee. Dezort has served in various roles,
focusing on supervision and regulation of capital markets and international
cooperation, with two regulators in the Czech Republic, the former Czech
Securities Commission and the Czech National Bank. Both FIA EPTA appointments
take effect immediately.
“I am delighted to announce the appointment of such
high-calibre candidates,” said FIA EPTA chairman Remco Lenterman. “In their new
roles, they will further enhance our ability to engage constructively with
European policymakers to help shape regulation that ensures safe,
well-functioning and transparent markets to the benefit of all end-users.”