FXPA Gets New Chair, Directors
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: February 21, 2023
FX education and advocacy group the Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA) has unveiled a new chair and directors following its recent annual meeting.
Effective immediately, Susan Dauber, head of legal & regulatory, Euronext FX, and chair of Euronext Markets Singapore, has been named chair of FXPA. Chip Lowry, senior managing director at State Street, is vice chair, while Lauren Rosborough Watt, investment manager at Calpers, is secretary, and Paul Houston, global head of FX at CME Group, continues as treasurer. The four officers form FXPA’s executive committee, which sets the agenda for the upcoming year.
Dauber succeeds acting chair, Chris Leonard-Appleton, head of FX risk & regulation at LSEG, who remains on the board, and Lowry succeeds Tod Van Name, global head of FX electronic trading at Bloomberg, who was serving as acting vice chair. Rosborough Watt succeeds Jordan Barnett, MD at BNY Mellon.
“It is an honour to be elected as chair of the FXPA and to have this opportunity to continue Chris’ fine work and leadership,” says Dauber. “With recent volatility driven by global tensions, inflationary pressures and shifts in monetary policy, the FX market will undoubtedly remain top of mind.
“It would appear FX volumes are set to continue to grow in 2023 with an increasing interest in the APAC region and we look forward to continuing to expand the FXPA’s membership and outlook,” she adds. “I look forward to working with all members as we represent the collective voice of the FX market.”
FXPA has also announced that Alex Blackmur, director of FX, corporate finance and strategic investments at Microsoft, will lead a new Buy Side Working Group for the association. FXPA says it has recently increased its buy side advisory membership with the additions of Mesirow and Insight Investment.
FXPA also elected a slate of candidates to the board, which is now comprised of: Martin Knudsen, senior product manager, FX electronic trading, Bloomberg; Rosborough Watt; Mike Margolis, assistant general counsel, Cboe; Houston; Dauber; Leonard-Appleton; Blackmur; Christopher Matsko, head of FX trading services, Portware; KC Lam, head of FX and rates, Singapore Exchange (SGX); and Lowry.