LSEG loses global government relations and regulatory strategy head

Liz Stevenson had been with LSEG for nearly a decade overseeing global political and regulatory strategy for the exchange group.

The global head of government relations and regulatory strategy at the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has left after nearly a decade with the group, The TRADE understands.  

Liz Stevenson joined LSEG in November 2008 and was also a member of the executive committee responsible for global political and regulatory issues, with a team working across four continents offering global public affairs strategy.

A spokesperson confirmed her departure and said Nikhil Rathi, currently CEO of LSE plc and director of international development responsible for Group-wide international development, will take on Stevenson’s role on an interim basis.

Stevenson is now acting as a consultant in global political and regulatory issues, and relationship management.

Prior to her time at LSEG, she worked at The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) as a public affairs manager, overseeing UK government, parliamentary and stakeholder relationships.

The departure came shortly before LSEG announced its new CEO, 20-year Goldman Sachs banking veteran David Schwimmer, and at a time of great political turmoil amid negotiations for the UK’s departure from the European Union.