First Derivatives appoints Jon Robson as Non-Executive Director

First Derivatives plc (LON:FDP), a provider of investment and derivatives technology, today announced that Jon Robson will join its board as a Non-Executive Director. The appointment is effective immediately.

Mr Robson is well known in the financial services industry, given his extensive experience as an executive and an independent director in the Capital Markets industry. He has recently been appointed Chief Executive of Relationship Science Inc, a data-driven corporate relationship development organisation.

PrintHis previous roles include that of CEO of NYSE Technologies, which incorporated all the technology divisions of NYSE Euronext before to its sale to Intercontinental Exchange. Mr Robson was an executive at Thomson Reuters Inc. between 2003 and 2012 where he served as President of the Enterprise Division. During his tenure at Thomson Reuters, he also served as CEO of Reuters Americas.

Prior to this, Mr Robson has held Directorships at Intercapital Limited, and ICAP PLC.

In addition, he was a Director of Moneyline Telerate, MoneylineTelerate (UK) Ltd and Chief Executive Officer of Moneyline Network UK/Europe. Mr Robson has also held Directorships at Omgeo and The Partnership for New York.

Seamus Keating, Chairman of First Derivatives, welcomed the appointment and said: “Jon’s breadth of global capital markets sector experience and industry relationships will be a very valuable asset as we continue to grow and develop FD.”

Jon Robson commented: “I am delighted to join the board of FD at this exciting time for the company. I have been impressed by the quality and ambition of the organisation for many years and I look forward to the next phase of growth.”

To view the official announcement on Jon Robson’s appointment, click here.

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