Board director since 1 September 2014
Dame Clara Furse was the Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange Group plc from 2001 to 2009. She was also previously Group Chief Executive of Credit Lyonnais Rouse Ltd and Managing Director, Global Futures and Options at UBS AG.
Dame Clara is a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Amadeus IT Group S.A. and Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A and the Non-Executive Chairman of HSBC UK. Dame Clara is also Chair of the UK Voluntary Carbon Markets Forum to develop London’s market for global voluntary carbon offsets, an initiative in driving the transition to net zero. Her previous non-executive career includes board appointments at Nomura Holdings Inc (2010 to 2017), Legal & General Group plc (2009 to 2013), Euroclear plc (2002 to 2009), Fortis (2006 to 2008) and LIFFE Holdings plc (1991 to 1999).
She was also appointed to the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee (FPC) from April 2013 to November 2016 and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Dame Clara holds a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.