Daniel is Head of LSEG’s Post Trade Division and Chief Strategy Officer for the Group. He has been a member of LSEG’s Executive Committee since 2017.
LSEG’s Post Trade Division supports customers in meeting their clearing and reporting obligations, providing risk, balance sheet and financial resource management solutions to help drive efficiencies and optimise capital.
Daniel joined LCH in 1999 and has been CEO of LCH Group since 2017. During his career at LCH he has held a variety of senior roles including Global Head of SwapClear, ForexClear and LCH Group COO. Daniel worked at J.P. Morgan from 2005 to 2008 before returning to LCH on 1 September 2008 where he was immediately responsible for the successful trading and unwinding of Lehman Brothers’ LCH-cleared bond and repo portfolio.
Over his career Daniel has made significant contributions to the development of CCP and derivatives regulatory frameworks across the globe and has played a leading role in the industry in LIBOR and new reference rate transition, and also the UK withdrawal from the EU and the impact on Financial Services.
Daniel sits on the Board of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).
Isabelle Girolami is CEO at LCH Ltd, where she is responsible for driving continued expansion across LCH’s services, with a focus on sustained growth, innovation and operational excellence.
Prior to joining LCH in November 2019, Isabelle was Deputy CEO of Crédit Agricole CIB in charge of Global Markets, having joined the bank in 2015 as Global Head of Financial Markets and serving on Crédit Agricole CIB’s Executive Committee. She previously spent seven years at Standard Chartered Bank, both in London and Singapore, starting in 2008 as Head of Global Markets Europe and Co-Head Wholesale Banking Europe, before being appointed Head of Global Markets ASEAN.
Her extensive banking career in Europe and Asia began in 1995 at BNP Paribas, where she became COO for Global Fixed Income. This was followed by her appointment in 2000 as Chief of Staff for Europe and COO for Fixed Income Europe and Asia at Bear Stearns.
Isabelle is a graduate in international law and finance from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciale in Paris.
Corentine Poilvet-Clédière is Chief Executive Officer of LCH SA.
Prior to this, Corentine acted as Head of Repo clearing, Collateral and Liquidity management at LCH SA and as such headed the global pool of Euro denominated cleared repos, offering 13 government debts and supporting a network of more than lore than 100 banks across the globe.
She has been with the London Stock Exchange Group since 2012 and has held various positions including Global Head of Regulatory Strategy for LSEG and supported the creation of the Credit Default Swaps clearing business for LCH. Prior to this, Corentine worked in investment banking in New York City.
Corentine holds three Masters degrees: Political Sciences in France (Science Po); Macro economy and monetary policy in the UK (Bristol University) and Finance in the US (Harvard Business School and Fordham University).
Deepak joined LSEG in 2019 as Head of Finance for Technology where his role covered Strategy and Decision Support, Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Partnering. Before that he spent 11 years at Barclays where his roles in Finance included deploying Profitability measurement and transformation, Financial Planning & Analysis and Business partnering across various divisions in Retail and Investment Bank.
Originally from Delhi (India) he moved to London in 2007. In India he held a variety of Audit, accounting, and commercial roles with mid-sized companies early in his career.
He is a qualified accountant (CGMA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University.
John is the COO of LCH Group and Head of Americas. As COO, he is responsible for ensuring the execution of the group’s integrated global strategy, working closely with LCH’s regulated CCPs and focusing on best-in-class risk management, operational resiliency and efficiency. As Head of Americas, he is responsible for business performance and external engagement. John has served on the CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee since 2019.
Prior to joining LCH in 2012, John held various positions over 19 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan. John started his career as an Investment Grade Bond Salesperson, before serving as Global Markets Sales COO, defining client strategy and developing client information analytics. Lastly, he served as Managing Director, spearheading global regulatory reform efforts.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and economics from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.
Diane is General Counsel, Post-Trade and Capital Markets. In this role, Diane is responsible for managing all legal and regulatory compliance matters affecting the Group and its subsidiaries.
Diane joined LCH from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, where she was a Senior Associate in the financial services regulatory practice. Prior to that role, she was a partner at a leading South African law firm.
She holds a B.A and LLB from The University of The Witwatersrand in South Africa and an LLM with honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Patricia is the Group Head of People for Post Trade and Capital Markets. In this role Patricia is responsible for leading the People Strategy and managing the all talent matters effecting the group and its subsidiaries. She is a member of the Post Trade Executive Committee and a member of the People Leadership Team for the London Stock Exchange Group. Patricia brings more than 20 years of talent management and merger and acquisition expertise in financial services, technology, and data analytics.
Prior to joining the London Stock Exchange Group, she worked at NYSE/ICE as Managing Director of Human Resources for Capital Markets and Trading Floor Operations. Patricia has held board positions to include roles on compensation, retirement, and diversity committees. Patricia holds a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from New York University and an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University.
Kate Birchall is Managing Director, Global Head of Sales, at LCH Ltd and LCH SA, responsible for driving global sales efforts, as well as developing and managing relationships with key stakeholders.
Before her appointment as Head of APAC at LCH Ltd in October 2018, Kate was Head of Portfolio Optimisation and Collateral at National Australia Bank. With two decades of financial markets experience, primarily in capital and collateral management, Kate has also held senior roles in structuring, portfolio management and credit research, in both Australia and London.
Kate holds an Executive MBA from the London Business School and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Queensland.
Frank Soussan began his financial career as a credit correlation trader at Société Générale in New York.
From there he moved to the Credit Exotics trading desk at JP Morgan in London where he spent six years managing their Exotics and Structured Trading group.
At the end of 2012, Frank moved to the buy-side, with Renshaw Bay to be a Senior Portfolio Manager for the Credit Special Opportunities Fund.
He joined LCH Group in November 2014.
Frank graduated from the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE) in Paris with a MSc in Statistics and Econometrics.
He also holds a MSc in Mathematics in Finance from the Courant Institute at New York University (NYU).
Bruce Kellaway is Global Head of Securities and Collateral at LCH, covering RepoClear, EquityClear in London, SwapAgent, and the Collateral and Liquidity Management business, which manages cash and non-cash collateral. Bruce is focused on helping members and clients by delivering innovation in products, processes and data.
Prior to joining LCH in September 2014, Bruce spent 20 years at Lloyds Banking Group, where he held roles as Interim Head of Trading and MD of Swaps, before being appointed Managing Director of Rates Trading. During his time at the bank, Bruce was instrumental in building a successful and focused rates trading function, and creating a leading GEMM (Gilt-Edged Market Maker) from scratch.
Bruce studied Economics at the University of Durham.
Susi de Verdelon is Head of SwapClear and Listed Rates at LCH, responsible for driving performance and growth, and ensuring the continued resilience of the SwapClear and Listed Rates business. Susi’s focus on innovation includes capital optimisation through LCH's compression services, delivering the next phases of LCH's portfolio margining services and exploring further opportunities in the cleared OTC interest rates market.
Prior to joining LCH in 2017, Susi was a Managing Director in the Securities Division at Goldman Sachs, where she led the European front office team in charge of cross-asset regulatory change for the trading floor. Susi holds an MA in economics and management from Oxford University.
James Pearson is Head of ForexClear, responsible for LCH’s FX derivatives clearing service globally. With over 20 years’ experience in FX, James joined LCH in 2021 to drive continued growth and innovation at ForexClear, including the expansion of the deliverable FX and client clearing franchises.
Before his appointment at LCH, James was Global Head of FX Trading at RBS, where he oversaw the trading risk, daily management, and strategic direction of the business across spot, NDFs, forwards, options and electronic trading.
Prior to RBS, James held positions as Global Head of G10 FX Spot Trading and EMEA Head of Emerging Markets FX at Nomura and Lehman Brothers. He also worked on the FX spot and NDF trading desks at Citi and HSBC, and he has served on a number of FX industry advisory boards.
James graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Rohit Verma is Head of Asia Pacific at LCH, responsible for managing operations and sales to drive LCH’s continued expansion in the region.
Rohit has over 20 years’ experience in the derivatives, prime brokerage and risk management space. Before joining LCH in 2021, he spent nine years in senior strategic roles at Citi, including Head of Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage in APAC. During his tenure, Rohit also represented Citi at various Asian exchange risk committees and workgroups. Prior to this, he was Deutsche Bank’s APAC Head of Risk Management, overseeing market and counterparty risk management for their asset management business.
Rohit holds an MBA in Finance from the National University of Singapore and is FRM certified.