As a founder of the electronic trading group Trading Connections, which subsequently grew to become OSTC, Mark Slade has been with the business from its early days in 2000.

Mark began his career in London in 1987 at WBB, before moving to live and work for the firm in Germany for three years. On his return to London he helped them to set up and trade a multi-asset investment fund, before becoming an independent trader on the LIFFE and IPE exchanges in the mid-1990s.

Mark describes himself as fair, rational and knowledgeable, with problem solving and a collaborative management style as his key skills. As OSTC’s Vice Chairman he oversees the core operational committee, championing OSTC’s culture of robust governance across all areas to ensure the company remains focused on its long-term goals, maintains secure foundations and that collective excellence is at the heart of everything OSTC delivers. His proudest achievement is helping to set up OSTC and watching it become the international organisation it is today.