Sir Brian Williamson CBE
Senior Independent Director
Appointed to the Board: 18 November 2020
Skills and experience: Sir Brian Williamson has held a number of chairmanships and directorships in banking, exchanges, funds, investment trusts and private equity. Sir Brian was Chairman and Chief Executive of Gerrard Group PLC. A member of the Court of the Bank of Ireland, a director of HSBC Holdings PLC, where he was also Chairman of the Nomination Committee, and a director of the NYSE Euronext and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Sir Brian was one of the four founders of the London International Futures Exchange and twice Chairman. In the US, Sir Brian has been a board member of both Nasdaq (additionally serving as Chairman of its international advisory board) and the New York Stock Exchange. In the UK, he was a director of The Climate Exchange PLC.
Sir Brian is currently a director of Incubex, which is in partnership with the European Energy Exchange, part of the Deutsche Borse Group and Nodal Exchange in the US.
Sir Brian is a former director of London International Vintners Exchange, Fleming Emerging Markets Investment Trust PLC, Templeton Emerging Market Investment Trust PLC, Waverton Investment Trust PLC and he chaired Electra Private Equity PLC. Sir Brian was also the first chairman of Resolution Life Group.
Sir Brian has served on regulatory bodies in both the US and UK, the National Association of Securities Dealers and The Financial Services Authority.
External directorships: Edenberg Trust Corporation Limited, R.J. Fleming & Co Limited, Vice Chairman of Bergos Fleming Zurich, Director Politeia, and Incubex Inc.
Committee memberships: Remuneration Committee (chair) and Nomination Committee.