The exchange services group, Aquis Exchange announced that the company has appointed Glenn Collinson, an industry leader with almost three decades of corporate experience, as its new Chair today. Collinson will succeed Niki Beattie.
Beattie will step down from the board after nine years. Collinson first became a part of the company’s Board of Directors in March 2019. The search for the position of Chair of Aquis was coordinated by the Senior Independent Director, Richard Bennett. He considered both internal and external candidates for the position.
Collinson holds an MSc in Electronics from Durham University and an MBA from Cranfield University. Moreover, he is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
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“I am delighted that the Board has chosen Glenn Collinson as Niki’s successor. The last nine years have been a transformational period for Aquis Exchange, and the Board, under the leadership of Niki, has helped to lay strong foundations for the future. With Glenn’s wealth of experience and his knowledge of the Group, [having done] previous stints on both the Aquis Exchange and AQSE boards, I am confident that his energy, perspective and commitment will support Aquis Exchange to go from strength to strength,” Alasdair Haynes, CEO of Aquis Exchange, said.
Due to a broad range of experience in companies like Motorola, Texas Instruments and Cambridge Consultants, Collinson has a strong grip on key corporate matters. In addition, he co-founded Cambridge Silicon Radio in 1998.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to succeed in the position of Chair of Aquis Exchange PLC. There is a very bright future ahead, and I look forward to working with the Board to continue to lead the Company into the next successful stage of its journey. On behalf of the whole Board, I would like to thank Niki for her outstanding service and pivotal contribution since inception, leading to the successful establishment of Aquis’ in the European financial services industry,” Collinson added.