London Stock Exchange promotes from within for new deputy CEO

New appointment has been with LSEG since 2018, joining from JP Morgan Cazenove where he served in the firm’s equity capital markets team.

The London Stock Exchange has appointed Charlie Walker as deputy chief executive officer, where he will support the daily running of the exchange and oversee the Group’s primary markets business.

Walker originally joined LSEG in 2018 and has since served as head of equity and fixed income primary markets.

Before joining LSEG, Walker worked within JP Morgan Cazenove’s equity capital markets team, where he was responsible for originating and executing equity transactions.

Walker will report to Julia Hoggett, chief executive of LSE, and will join the firm’s board, subject to regulatory non-objection.

“Charlie brings deep knowledge of capital markets having worked at the London Stock Exchange for the past six years in addition to his time working in investment banking,” said Hoggett.

“Charlie and I share a passion for ensuring that our markets provide companies with efficient access to capital across their lifecycle. I look forward to delivering on our plans to enhance our financial ecosystem and the global competitiveness of the UK capital markets.”

Walker’s appointment follows that of Corentine Poilvet-Clédière, who was named chief executive of LCH Group’s Paris-based European central counterparty LCH SA.

Poilvet-Clédière will assume the role on 1 October, subject to regulatory approvals, and will replace Christophe Hémon, who confirmed he would be stepping down as chief executive of LCH SA on 1 October after nearly two decades in office.