John Paton and Penny Judd appointed to the Board of Alpha FMC

06 April 2018 2 min. read
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Asset management consulting firm Alpha Financial Markets Consulting (Alpha FMC), has appointed two new Board members: Penny Judd and John Paton. 

Penny Judd, who joined as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, brings over 30 years’ experience in Compliance, Regulation, Corporate Finance and Audit. She is a chartered accountant and is currently Non-Executive Chairman and a Director of Plus500, where she is also the Chair of the regulatory and risk committee and an Independent Non-Executive Director of TruFin.

Judd previously held the role of Managing Director and EMEA Head of Compliance at both Nomura International and UBS, and worked for Cazenove & Co, the London Stock Exchange, as well as accounting and consulting firm KPMG

Commenting on the appointment, Euan Fraser, Global CEO of Alpha FMC, said “Penny’s public markets and financial services experience will be a tremendous asset to the Board and I look forward to working with her.” Judd added, “It will be a privilege to sit on the Board of Alpha FMC. Together with the other Board members, I am sure that we will be able to oversee further growth at this ambitious company.”

John Paton, Penny Judd and Euan Fraser - Alpha

John Paton has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. He is a chartered accountant with 23 years of corporate finance, banking and audit experience, as well as a law degree. His appointment follows the decision of Maria Stricker to step down from the Board to focus on working with private companies.

Paton joins from HSBC where, during his 11-year tenure, he has worked in both HSBC’s Global Banking & Markets and Commercial Banking divisions in London. He was a Director in the UK Mid-Market Advisory team (2007-12), Corporate Origination team (2012-16) and latterly, the UK Banking team (2016-present). Prior to this he spent more than five years at MacArthur & Company and nearly seven years at KPMG in financial services audit and risk management roles. 

Fraser: “I am very pleased that John is joining us as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. He possesses a wealth of experience and talent and I look forward to working closely with him.” 

The new CFO stated, “I have been thoroughly impressed by the team, their track record and Alpha FMC’s compelling growth strategy. Through the recruitment process I got a strong sense of Alpha FMC’s vibrant culture and the team’s dedication; I am very much looking forward to starting and contributing to its further success.”

Related: Alpha Financial Markets Consulting goes public to ramp up growth.