IG Group Holdings Appoints Deloitte’s Mark Ward as Interim CFO

IG Group Holdings has on-boarded Deloitte partner Mark Ward to run its financials as it continues looking for a permanent

Online financial trading giant IG Group Holdings plc (LON:IGG) has unveiled this morning that the company has on-boarded a new interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The brokerage has tabbed Mark Ward, a Senior Partner at Deloitte, to take charge of the company’s financials from the 25th of January.

IG Group Holdings (LON:IGG) will continue looking for a permanent candidate for the position and expects Mark Ward to remain in the chair until a candidate is found. The Senior Partner at Deloitte has worked in banking, insurance and asset management for the past 25 years and is bringing a raft of experience into the company.

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Interim Chief Financial Officer of IG Group Mark Ward, Photo: Deloitte

Mark Ward will report directly to the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peter Hetherington. As an interim hire, he will not be a director of IG Group Holdings, nor a Board member.

Mark has been leading Deloitte’s UK investment management practice and has been serving as the head of the investment management audit group. The focus of Mr Ward’s work spans from risk management to organization restructuring and other strategic activities.

IG Group has parted with its top management over the past year. Both Chief Financial Officer Christopher Hill and Chief Executive Officer Tim Howkins have stepped down from their positions.

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