Mark Makepeace - Chief Executive Officer, Wilshire NED serving on Tadawul (Saudi Stock Exchange) and SGX (Singapore Stock Exchange) Boards. Previous LSEG Director of Information Services and Chief Executive Officer, FTSE Russell. Mark is currently the CEO of Wilshire, a leading provider of data, analytics and investment solutions to investors worldwide. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Tadawul (Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange) and SGX (Singapore Stock Exchange). Until January 2019, Mark was Group Director of Information Services of London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and Chief Executive of FTSE Russell, the global index provider. Mark started his career in financial services in 1985, when he joined the London Stock Exchange to coordinate “Big Bang” (the deregulation of securities trading in the City of London). During this period with the LSEG, Mark helped develop its IT and information services business, led regulation of UK equities and was involved in Europe’s first cross-border international equities market. In 1995 he founded FTSE International (a joint venture between the Financial Times and LSEG) and grew the index business from a small UK start up with nine staff to become one of the largest and most successful global index providers today with offices and operations in over 15 cities worldwide. In 2012, LSEG bought out the Financial Times becoming the sole owner of FTSE. In 2014, LSEG acquired Russell Indexes and Mark oversaw its integration into FTSE to form FTSE Russell, a global benchmarking leader with over $16 trillion of assets linked to its indexes. Mark has over 20 years’ experience of developing successful joint ventures. He has successfully forged alliances with stock exchanges, academics and leading industry groups around the world, establishing substantial businesses in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas. He was a founding member of the Index Industry Association and its first chairman. Mark has been a long-time supporter of the children’s charity UNICEF. In 2002, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from UNICEF and since 2011, he has served as an honorary Vice President of UNICEF UK. In September 2019, Mark was appointed a Distinguished Fellow at the Georgetown Centre for Financial Markets and Policy, Georgetown University, Washington DC.