Independent Non-Executive Director since February 2015
Niki has more than twenty five years’ experience working in financial technology and capital markets in management, board and advisory capacities. She currently runs Market Structure Partners, a strategic consulting firm that advises capital markets participants on the impact of regulation, technology and competition in financial markets. Prior to that Niki spent 14 years in senior positions at Merrill Lynch International, based in Europe. In addition to her consulting work, she undertakes a number of Board roles. She is currently Non-Executive Chairman of pan-European share trading platform, Aquis Exchange, Non-Executive Director of European financial services company Kepler Cheuvreux International and Non-Executive Director of Borsa Istanbul, the Turkish stock exchange. She was previously on the Board of MOEX, the Moscow Exchange during the period it went through an IPO and became the largest free float stock in Russia. She also serves on two regulatory committees; as a member of the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and as a member of the Secondary Markets Advisory Committee to the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA).