GBST, a global provider of securities transaction and fund administration software, has added Ian Jack, who joins the company as its newest Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for its Capital Markets business in the UK, according to a GBST statement.
Mr. Jack joins GBST with over fifteen years of experience in the financial services industry and a penchant for front and back-office financial networks. Prior to landing at GBST, he most recently served as the Global Head of Infrastructure for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Additionally, he also held senior roles at Colt Telecom, Radianz, and Logica Ltd.
In his new role as the CEO and Capital Markets head, Mr. Jack will be based in London, where he will be reporting to GBST’s Group CEO Stephen Lake.
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According to Mr. Lake in a recent statement on the appointment, “We are delighted to have Ian heading up our Capital Markets UK team. His in-depth experience in financial networks is combined with an incredible vision for where the industry is going, which fits perfectly with GBST’s philosophy for product development and commitment to global growth.”
“GBST has a drive to develop customer-centric systems and respond to the needs of the each specific marketplace in which they have a presence. It goes without saying that I’m thrilled to be joining GBST at this stage of the company’s growth. The industry is at a turning point right now both with an increasingly complex regulatory environment and a continued need for investment in middle and back office efficiency. I look forward to steering GBST’s European business through these challenges and opportunities,” added Mr. Jack in an accompanying statement.
GBST (ASX: GBT) is a global technology services provider that is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) – the group has offices in Brisbane and throughout Australia, as well as London and New York, coupled with operations in Hong Kong, Paris and Singapore.