Alasdair Haynes to lead new TheCityUK Business Council

Alsdair Haynes, founder and chief executive officer of Aquis Exchange, has been appointed as the inaugural Chair of TheCityUK’s new Business Council.

The Council will meet four times annually and will gather chief executives and managing partners of 35 high growth and innovative firms within both finance and other related professional service sectors.

It’s aiAlasdair Haynesm is to provide a forum to discuss cross-sector issues and to allow for engagement with the official sector including both MPs and regulators along with other industry stakeholders within the UK and internationally.

The first meeting for this new group is scheduled for the spring.

The Business Council is complementary to TheCityUK Leadership Council, chaired by Sir Adrian Montague, which brings together the leaders of TheCityUK’s most senior members with ministers, regulators and stakeholders.

Miles Celic, chief executive officer, TheCityUK, said, “We are tremendously excited to have Alasdair leading our new Business Council. As someone with over 30 years’ industry experience, and obvious skills in launching successful start-ups,

I know he will do a fantastic job guiding it through its foundational years and ensuring that TheCityUK can speak on behalf of every sort of company within the UK’s world-leading financial and related professional services ecosystem.”

Haynes said, “I am delighted to take on this role and look forward to working with the Business Council’s members to consider the challenges and opportunities we face as an industry in the years ahead.”

He added, “The UK’s financial and related professional services industry is a national asset, so it is vital to ensure the industry, government, and regulators work together to present a coherent and united vision for the industry at all levels. Doing so will allow the ecosystem collectively to operate as more than the sum of its many parts – and continue to deliver real benefits to the UK economy and society.”

Prior to founding Aquis Exchange in 2012, Haynes was the chief executive officer of Chi-X Europe, responsible for growing the business into Europe’s largest equities trading platform.

Prior to that role, Haynes spent over a decade heading up ITG’s international business, pioneering the introduction of electronic trading and crossing into the European and Asian marketplaces.

He began his 30 plus-year career in the City with Morgan Grenfell and has held senior positions at a number of investment banks, including HSBC and UBS.

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