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Mark Adams
Senior Executive, Exchange Market Operators

Mr Mark Adams is Senior Executive Leader, Exchange Market Operators at ASIC. Before this he has held the positions of Director, International Relations and Regulatory Policy and Research at ASIC.

The Exchange Market Operators' team is responsible for the supervision of operators of financial market and clearing and settlement facilities. The team also advises the Minister on applications for markets' licences and exemptions and operating rule changes. Mark is responsible for ASIC's project team on the implementation of competition in market services.

In his previous roles Mark led:

• negotiations with a number of foreign regulators to progress a range of regulatory recognition arrangements, in particular with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the USA and the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong; and

• ASIC's policy build for the implementation of the Financial Services Reform Act 2001 and the Managed Investments Act 1998.

Prior to joining ASIC, Mark was a solicitor at Blake Dawson Waldron, Sydney.


Alex Bennett
Director, Head of Electronic Execution
Citigroup Global Markets Australia

Alex Bennett is Head of Electronic Execution for Australia & New Zealand. Alex joined Citi this year after successfully building execution services in Asia for several years, and has been working in banking and financial markets since 1998. In his current and past roles Alex has liaised with exchanges and regulators across Asia on market structural changes. At Citi Australia, Alex's Electronic Execution responsibilities include DMA and algorithmic sales & trading via the Citi Smart platform. He is also responsible for Connectivity and Crossing Networks including Citi's dark pool, Citi Match.


David Broadfield
Advanced Execution Services
Credit Suisse

David Broadfield is responsible for Credit Suisse's DMA and Algorithmic trading in Australia. Prior to joining Credit Suisse he was a Director of Sales and Trading at ITG in Sydney and an Index Futures sales/trader at UBS in London.


John Cameron
Cameron Edge

John Cameron was a member of the team (of 6) that wrote one of the world's first fully automated trading systems (SEATS) for the Australian Stock Exchange (replacing the trading floor). It went live in 1987 and ran continuously for almost 20 years (it was finally replaced in 2006).

John also was head of the team that wrote one of the world's first fully automated options trading systems (OATS) - which went live in 1989.

On the broker side, John wrote a pioneering market data distribution system (1991) which was used to distribute real time price data to virtually the entire broking community in Australia.

In Europe John wrote one of the first (1994) fully automated straight through processing (STP) trading systems for brokers. Shortly after (1995) he wrote a real time bond and strip pricing and Reuters contribution system which is still in use (and dominant in its space) at a major bank in London, Canary Wharf.

In 1997 John entered the world of FIX and over subsequent years saw his product CameronFIX become the world's number one FIX solution. He sold his company, Cameron Systems, to Orc Software in 2006, who now sell CameronFIX under their subsidiary, CameronTec. John stayed on at Orc as CTO for 3 years.

John is now an independent consultant, trading as Cameron Edge, donating all proceeds of his work to a variety of charities (http://cameronedge.com/charities.html).

He was recently elected to the board of FPL by members of the international FIX community.


Dion Cooney
Head of Australian & US Sales
ITG Australia

Dion Cooney is Head of Australian & US Sales for ITG Australia, based in Sydney. He is responsible for Australian sales operations and also co-ordinates Asia-wide client coverage for the firm’s U.S. clients trading into the region. He has worked for ITG for over 10 years, including four years based in New York heading up the global portfolio sales and trading business. Prior to joining ITG he held equity trading roles at CIBC and L&C Baillieu in Sydney.


Rich Florek
Eze Castle Software

Rich Florek heads up Eze’s Australia Consulting team based in Sydney and oversees all product implementation, user training, and ongoing service for clients in the region. Rich joined Eze in 2005 as a business consultant, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge from positions in cash and credit management at Credit Suisse and Barclays Global Investors. In 2008, Rich was promoted to Manager of Eze’s Sierra Consulting team in San Francisco. In his tenure at Eze, Rich has worked on more than 23 client implementations and has overseen the support of more than 68 clients, including some of the largest clients in the region.

Rich graduated from the University of Arizona in 1998 with a degree in Business Administration and also holds the CFA Charter designation.


Kathleen Grey
Advanced Execution Sales, Associate Director
BNP Paribas Securities



Ben Jefferys
Strategic Solutions
Iress Market Technology

Ben Jefferys commenced with IRESS early in 2010 working in the area of Strategic Solutions where he plays an active part of new development projects and major client initiatives. Based in Sydney Ben is overseeing the adaptation of smart order routing and dark pool technologies in Australia. Over the years Ben has worked in a variety of roles with electronic trading and order routing as a focus both in Sydney and London.


Chris Jenkins
Co-Chair FPL Asia Pacific Regional Committee, and
Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Tora Trading

Chris joined Tora in 2006 as Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region. Tora is a provider of Electronic trading platforms, proprietary Algorithmic strategies and Off market liquidity. Prior to joining Tora, Chris worked in Hong Kong at SWIFT, where he managed the Asian FIX sales team. Before SWIFT, Chris worked for Macgregor, a U.S. based order management system (OMS) provider. In total, Chris has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry, seven of which have been in Asia. In addition, Chris is the Co-Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Committee for FIX Protocol Limited, and has been instrumental in expanding the use of electronic trading throughout Asia.


Kingsley Jones
International Portfolio Manager
Macquarie Funds Group

Kingsley is a Portfolio Manager in the International Equities team at Macquarie Funds Group. He manages the Macquarie Global Thematic family of funds. He has twenty five years experience in research roles, twelve of those in the investment industry at Macquarie, AllianceBernstein, CSFB and County Investment Management following a first career in scientific research.

Kingsley holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Bristol, and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the Australian National University. He appears regularly for CNBC, as a conference speaker on investment techniques and trends, is a member of the IEEE and has completed the CFA.


Jason Lapping
Head of Asia Pacific Trading
Dimensional (Australia)

Jason Lapping heads Dimensional’s equity trading desk for the Asia Pacific. His focus is in ensuring the firm’s execution strategies and technological infrastructure region meet the highest standards in the region.

Originally from South Africa, Jason studied economics at the University of Cape Town, before moving to London to start his career in the financial sector.

At Dimensional, he brings deep knowledge and experience of global markets, including the unique microstructure of those in the Asia Pacific. This experience was garnered over 15
years working around the world with Societe Generale in their equities derivatives division and heading desks in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Australia.

Reporting to Glenn Crane in Sydney, Jason works with a local team of six traders and is an integral part of an international trading network headed by the London-based John Romiza.


Edward Mangles
Regional Director, Asia Pacific, FIX Protocol Ltd, and
Director, FIXGlobal

Mr. Edward Mangles is the founder and Publisher of FIXGlobal, the official publication of the FIX Protocol. He has a long history within the financial technology sector and has worked closely with FPL for a number of years. He has supported the organisation’s Asia Pacific committee for the past 8 years, playing a key role in promoting FIX adoption across the region. He has also worked for leading financial publishing and marketing firms in both London and Hong Kong. In March 09 Mr. Edward Mangles was appointed FPL Asia Pacific Regional Director.


Chris Miller
Head of Execution Services
Macquarie Securities Australia



Yemi Oluwi
Head of Client Services – Australia

Yemi Oluwi is responsible for providing solutions to Ullinks’s clients using Ullink’s low latency connectivity and trading products, and supporting their ongoing usage. Yemi has over 15 years experience in financial markets IT.  Prior to Ullink Yemi has implemented FIX based trading solutions for UBS and Deutsche Bank.


Will Psomadelis
Head of Trading, Australian Equities
Schroders Investment Management

Will is Head of Trading, Australian Equities. Will joined Schroders in September 2004 from ING Investment Management Asia Pacific.


Ben Radclyffe
Co-Chair FPL Australia Working Group, and
Head of Electronic Trading, Australia, Deutsche Bank

Ben is responsible for Deutsche Bank's HFT, DMA and Algorithmic Trading products in Australia. He has over 10 years of experience in global electronic trading in both front office and technology roles and is currently the Co-Chair of the Australian FPL working group.


Chris Robertson
Autobahn - Debt & FX Sales
Deutsche Bank AG, Sydney

Chris is responsible for electronic execution of all FX and Debt products on Deutsche Bank's Autobahn platform in Australia & New Zealand. Chris has 16 years experience in the ANZ financial markets having worked in a range of areas including derivatives trading systems development, quantitative analysis, commodities sales & structuring and electronic trading. Whilst at Citigroup in the early 2000's, Chris was involved in setting up Yieldbroker Pty Ltd (the leading local market bond trading portal) and served as the acting CTO during the early formation period.


David Stocken
Senior Manager, Institutional Sales
Australian Securities Exchange

David Stocken has worked in financial markets for over 2 decades. His work experiences include broking, principal trading and equity derivatives market making. David worked for Macquarie Bank for 11 years and helped develop their London, New York and Hong Kong equity & equity derivatives trading desks. David has been with ASX since 2005 and works closely with brokers and fund managers on product and trading development at ASX.


Irfan Syed
Co-Chair FPL Asia Pacific Technical Committee, and
Senior Consultant, NYSE Technologies

Irfan works for NYSE Technologies based in Sydney and looks after pre-sales, client implementations and product development in Asia Pacific. He joined NYSE Technologies as part of its NYFIX acquisition and was previously based in Hong Kong.

Irfan has been in the securities industry since 2000 and is well versed with FIX Protocol.


Stephen Zilioli

Steve joined Liquidnet in March 2007 with more than nine years’ experience in Australian and New Zealand equity markets. As Joint Head of Liquidnet Australia, Steve oversees the company’s Australian business. Prior to joining Liquidnet, Steve spent five years as an Australian and New Zealand equities sales trader with UBS, following a similar role with Merrill Lynch. Before moving to Australia in 1998, Steve worked in the US fixed income securities markets with SunTrust Capital Markets in Atlanta, Georgia after an economic research role with the New York Stock Exchange.