FXPA Unveils New Chair, Vice Chair
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: March 2, 2022
The Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA) has named New York-based Kevin Wolf, CEO of Euronext FX, as its new chair. The association has also named Chris Leonard-Appleton, London-based head of front line risk and regulation, FX, at LSEG, as vice chair.
Wolf succeeds Chip Lowry, senior managing director of State Street Global Markets, who has served as chair for a total of five years, with the latest stint starting in 2020. Leonard-Appleton succeeds LSEG colleague, Jill Sigelbaum, and will assume a seat on the board. Sigelbaum has also served multiple terms as vice chair, with the latest beginning in 2019.
The FXPA is an industry body that represents a diverse cross-section of the FX market to advance its mission to collectively represent the interests of professional FX industry participants to advance a sound, liquid, transparent and competitive global currency market to policymakers and the marketplace through education, research and advocacy.
“I am honoured to be elected to serve as chair of the FXPA and build upon the strong leadership of outgoing chair, Chip Lowry,” says Wolf. “It is an interesting time for the FX industry as we emerge from the pandemic, central bankers revisit monetary policy, and the market continues to react to the recently published update to the FX Global Code. I am excited to help FXPA leverage its broad and diverse membership to further increase the organisation’s positive impact on the market.”
Leonard-Appleton adds, “It is an honour to join the board of the FXPA, and I’d like to thank the other members for their support. I’d also like to thank Jill for all her dedication and hard work as vice chair. I look forward to picking up where she left off and helping the new chair and the Association with its ongoing initiatives.”
Wolf and Leonard-Appleton join FXPA’s executive committee, which includes Paul Houston, global head of FX at CME Group, who serves as treasurer, and Jordan Barnett, MD and global head of programme trading at BNY Mellon, who serves as secretary.
FXPA also re-elected a number of members to serve two-year terms on the board. In addition to Leonard-Appleton’s new seat on the board, the following members were re-elected: Lauren Rosborough Watt, economics & investment manager, CalPERS; Mike Margolis, assistant general counsel, Cboe; Tahreem Kampton, senior director, Microsoft; Christopher Matsko, head of FX trading services, Portware; KC Lam, head of FX and Rates, Singapore Exchange (SGX); and Lowry.
The aforementioned join existing members: Tod Van Name, global head of FX electronic trading, Bloomberg; BNY’s Barnett; CME’s Houston; Euronext’s Wolf; and Trabue Bland, president, ICE Futures.