Board Members

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Lee Hodgkinson

Chief Executive Officer

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Lee joined OSTC in April 2018 as Chief Executive Officer.

He previously spent 4-years serving as a Member of the Managing Board of Euronext NV, the publicly listed pan-European exchange, where he led the Markets and Global Sales Division and was CEO of Euronext London. In 2014 he joined the Board of the Brussels-based Federation of European Stock Exchanges (FESE) and was elected Vice President in 2016.

He joined Euronext’s predecessor NYSE Euronext in 2009 as CEO of SmartPool, the European dark pool joint venture with J.P. Morgan, HSBC and BNP Paribas. As a member of the global executive committee of NYSE Euronext he also led the sales and client coverage division in Europe and Asia for the LIFFE and Euronext businesses.

Prior to this he was CEO of SIX Swiss Exchange’s blue chip international equity business and a Member of the Group Management Board in Zurich, where he lived for 6-years.

Lee began his career with the Markets Division of the London Stock Exchange, where he worked for 9-years and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.

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Jonny Aucamp

Executive Chairman

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Jonny Aucamp began his career in the City in 1986 working for Bunge & Co London, a privately owned commodities trading company, and in 1995 he became a self-employed, own-account trader on the LIFFE exchange floor successfully developing his own spread trading system in short-term interest rate (STIR) contracts. When the LIFFE exchange became fully electronic in 2000 he formed Trading Connections Ltd, a trading company initially designed to provide self-employed traders with the infrastructure to trade electronic markets and later to employ and train highly qualified graduate traders. In 2005, when Trading Connections Ltd merged with On Screen Trading Ltd to form OSTC Ltd, Jonny took on the role of CEO of the merged entity, steering the company through a major international expansion across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The core business development area that Jonny is involved in is to help build strategic partnerships, as many of OSTC’s projects are successfully being supported by local governments and European funding. The Company’s unique training and trading programmes implemented on the ground offer real job opportunities in the financial sector for graduates without any experience and help improve the economic situation in many challenging regions.

Jonny lives in Kent, is married and father of 3 children. He loves cycling and golf in his spare time.

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Mark Slade

Vice Chairman

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Mark Slade trained with and worked for an institutional German retail fund provider from 1987, relocating to Germany in 1991. He specialised in structured products in most asset classes for high net worth clients and moved back to London in 1995 to manage the group’s integrated investment fund.

In 1997, Mark left to become an independent trader, enjoying consistent returns and a solid track record in money management as a ‘local’ on the LIFFE and IPE exchanges.

He was instrumental in founding the electronic trading group, Trading Connections, which grew into OSTC and helped expand the business through his executive and Board positions whilst still continuing to trade actively on the global markets.

Mark was announced as the Chief Risk Officer in 2005 to complement his existing role as Director of Trading Development. This entailed supervising the firm’s global risk book whilst still continuing to develop new product strategies and acting as a mentor to help the development of more senior traders.

In July 2015, Mark took on the role of the Chief Executive Officer at OSTC. As of April 2018 Mark has been transitioning to the newly created role of Vice Chairman. He will continue supporting the core trading operations whilst helping develop and implement new growth strategies for the group.

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Michael Shirley

Head of Trading

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Michael joined OSTC in 2003 and, having risen through the ranks, is now Head of Trading. He embraced the business’ entrepreneurial culture immediately, initially establishing a group specialising in trading interest rates and commodities.

He previously worked at Santander (Abbey National) as a Money Markets Trader, gaining experience in London, New York, Hong Kong and Sydney. Prior to that he was a pit observer for the LIFFE exchange in London.

He retains a deep interest in the prospects for the finance sector, recently completing a course in Financial Technology and Future commerce at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The career achievement he is most proud of is setting up OSTC Wales, with its successful trading office in Swansea.

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Mike Saunter

Non-Executive Director

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Currently chief financial officer at BBH, one of the world’s most highly regarded – and highly awarded – creative advertising agencies, Mike Saunter has been a non-executive director of OSTC since 2015.

A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Mike has been a qualified chartered accountant for over 20 years, and for the best part of the last decade has helped to lead a variety of multinational, people-centric businesses, including the record labels EMI and Warner Music, and the advertising agency CP+B.

A thought-provoking, persuasive and inspiring leader, Mike joined OSTC because of his strong belief in the business and the confidence that he can help it achieve its goals, helping to turn it into a thriving, successful and well-run organisation that makes a difference for its employees and in its offices globally. How does he do that? “By always asking if there is a better way.”

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Colin Lawrence

Non-Executive Director

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One of the world’s foremost experts in risk management, Colin Lawrence has joined OSTC as a non-executive director to help the business implement leading-edge analytics to manage risk and comply with regulatory requirements, while also boosting profitability. He chairs OSTC’s risk and compliance committee.

After he gained a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago, Colin embarked upon a career that has involved a myriad of roles in consulting, trading, regulation and academia around the world, in institutions including Barclays, UBS and IBM. He was director of risk specialist supervision for the Financial Services Authority, and strategic risk advisor for the Prudential Regulation Authority, responsible for developing the UK’s financial services sector stress testing framework and technology. He is currently director of Lawrence Risk and Financial, which specialises in the training of bankers, and academic advisory board member at intelligence provider IHS Markit.

A member of the advisory board of the UK chapter of PRMIA, the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association, he has previously served as chairman and vice chairman of its global board. He is also an honorary visiting professor in risk management and regulation at University College London. Colin will use the insights gained in this variety of experiences to help drive OSTC’s strategy and risk framework. Of the business he says, “It’s unique, a firm which combines education with risk management and trading, using alternative technologies – it’s a transformational business model.”

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William English

Non-Executive Director

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Currently, chairman of Owen English & Son (a family estate moving into agricultural and brewing tourism), William English, CBE has joined OSTC as a non-executive director and chairs its strategy committee. William, a Chartered Director (CDir) with the Institute of Directors (IoD), brings a proven global strategic, political and media aware planning expertise to the board. His capability is founded on years of working at senior levels in cross-government policy development, and strategic and operational delivery. He also has considerable experience working within multi-national organisations, including NATO, the European Union and the United Nations.

William began a 36-year career in the British Army at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and completed his service as the Commander of a deployed UK operation. He has served around the world including deployments in the Far East, Asia, the Near and Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America.

He is a Member of the Alliance Manchester Business School; a Fellow of both the Chartered Management Institute and the Royal Geographical Society; he holds an MSc in Defence and Strategic Studies; a City and Guilds Level 7 in Leadership and Management; and is currently a student at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland on its Diploma and MSc programme in Brewing and Distilling.

William enjoys mountaineering, desert travel by camel, living with Bedouin, swimming, tennis and running, the arts, politics, theology, people and cultures; he makes outstanding pâte sablée; he speaks some Serbian and Arabic and a little Russian. He is a governor at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, Tunbridge Wells, with oversight responsibility of Special Educational Needs and is the founder of his home village church charity. William is married to Frances and they have three children.

When asked why he wanted to join OSTC’s board, he said: “OSTC has very clear vision, purpose and values as a global company looking to expand its trading capability in capital markets, through an OSTC-enabled educational programme for anyone anywhere with the appropriate talent and zest for entrepreneurial achievement. OSTC offers a better life and environment for those involved. I empathise with this and feel I can be a positive asset in enabling this while helping to ensure the long-term value of the business.”

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Donna Whitehead

Non-Executive Director

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Currently Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School at the University of the West of England, Bristol, throughout her career Donna Whitehead has established successful collaborations between academia and business. That’s just one of the experiences she will bring to OSTC as a non-executive director.

Qualified to practise law in England and Wales, and New York, Donna’s background is in legal and financial services. She has developed and nurtured partnerships internationally and has deep expertise in team leadership, inclusivity, strategic planning and education.

On why she wanted to join OSTC’s board, Donna says: “I’m impressed with the ambition and the passion of the team, and I like the breadth of the business. It’s a really exciting time for the organisation and I think I can have a real impact on it.”

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Justina Naik

Company Secretary

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Intrigued by the potential and possibilities offered by working in the trading industry, and the drive, entrepreneurialism and values of OSTC, Justina joined the business in 2015 to help strengthen its corporate governance.

Starting her career in retail banking at NatWest, Justina then moved into healthcare administration, working at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust; prior to joining OSTC she was deputy board secretary of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust in London. Justina is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), gaining chartered status in early 2018, and an apprentice member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (WCCSA), a livery company of the City of London.

An agile, personable self-starter with great problem-solving skills, Justina’s proudest achievements are making the move from working in the NHS into financial services, and creating and delivering a group-wide corporate governance framework for OSTC.