This week's London appointments
Sally Veitch, Settle
Settle has appointed finance expert and former Argos executive Sally Veitch as its new chair.
Sally joins Settle after a 25-year career in retail and finance, that latterly saw her working as finance director – financial and customer services at Home Retail Group PLC, and then in non-executive roles at building societies and challenger banks.
Gavin Cansfield, chief executive of Settle, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sally to settle.
“Her experience and rigour will be invaluable as we continue to chart a path through one of the most challenging times in the history of the affordable housing sector.
“I am pleased to say that the work we have undertaken in recent years ensured settle had solid foundations as the coronavirus pandemic took hold.
Sally said: “I am very excited by the opportunity at settle to build on the excellent work of recent years.
“Martin will leave some big shoes to fill, but there is much to get my teeth into and work with Gavin and other colleagues to ensure settle delivers on our vision for 2024.”
Alex Khan, Unruly
Video ad tech company Unruly, part of Tremor International, has announced the appointment of former Oath and AOL managing director, Alex Khan, to the position of UK managing director.
As UK MD, Alex will lead in accelerating the growth of Unruly in the UK market.
Alex has over 25 years’ experience working in the advertising industry and brings with him key agency, client and partner relationships, end-to-end platform knowledge and experience in integrating businesses and refining go-to-market offerings across different territories.
Steve Sottile, CRO at Unruly, commented: “Our primary focus at Unruly since the Tremor International acquisition has been on our tech integration; ensuring our clients and publishers have access to our expanded range of premium ad formats and additional reach in supply.
“It’s now time to ensure we have the right people and processes in place to accelerate our growth in key markets.
“Alex is a highly experienced and talented leader, and has a wealth of expertise in refining and driving a business’ goals in multiple regions.
“This makes him a crucial asset to Unruly, and we are confident that he will be a key driver in strengthening our position in the UK.”
Alex added: “Unruly is one of the biggest names in the video advertising industry – a truly multi-optional partner to clients, requiring a mix of deep industry knowledge, creativity and best-in-class products.
“Its recent acquisition by Tremor International gives the business an unrivalled, powerful proposition in the market.
“I can’t wait to continue driving the company’s growth in the UK through investment in a breadth of innovative new services – including CTV, in-app and InStream – to build a unified and integrated platform across any screen media services.
“I’m pleased to be joining the team and looking forward to working with the many talented people within the business.”
Alex Wilkinson, ADE
Alternative Derivatives Exchange (ADE) has appointed the current COO of Koine Alex Wilkinson as NED.
Alex has been an advisor to ADE since incorporation and advises and assists ADE in building financial infrastructure.
Alex commented: “Capital markets are going through a wholesale change.
“The digitisation of new and old products is picking up pace, new technology is required at every level of capital markets infrastructure to accommodate the changing dynamism within the markets.
“ADE, with their strong markets and technology background deliver the new style technology which will replace old capital markets infrastructure and it is a pleasure to work with a seriously strong team.”
David Hardy, ADE
ADE has also announced the appointment of ex-CEO of the London Clearing House Mr. David Hardy as chair.
David is an industry veteran who started his career in Barclays Bank Group and was group CEO of LCH. Clearnet Ltd for 21 years.
He was also head of market strategy at MF Global and currently serves as chairman of GCSA LLC and Asterisk Networks.
David commented: “ADE has ambitious but reachable aims of deploying its next generation trading and clearing technology that manages and reduces risk from origination to physical settlement within a UK corporate and regulatory environment.
“I am delighted to join ADE’s first class team and to help implement its disrupter strategy.”
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