Press releases 2004
19 May 2004
London Stock Exchange appoints Directors of Corporate Communications and Corporate Development.
The London Stock Exchange today announced appointments to two newly created posts: Director of Corporate Communications and Public Policy and Director of Corporate Development.
Paul Kafka, who has been Executive Director, Corporate Communications at Fidelity International Limited for the past eight years, will join the Exchange as its new Director of Corporate Communications and Public Policy in August. He will have responsibility for developing the Exchange’s public profile through media relations, government relations, internal communications and its Media Centre and events functions.
Nic Stuchfield will become the Exchange’s Director of Corporate Development, a role that will see him assume responsibility for the Exchange’s business planning, research and development, and corporate strategy, as well as maintaining his position as Managing Director of EDX London.
Following this reorganisation, Clara Furse will have five direct reports: Jonathan Howell, Finance Director; Martin Graham, Director of Market Services; David Lester, Chief Information Officer; Nic Stuchfield, Director of Corporate Development; and Paul Kafka, Director of Corporate Communications and Public Policy.
Commenting on Paul Kafka’s appointment, Clara Furse said:
"I am delighted that Paul will be joining the Exchange at this important point in its development. He is a leading professional in his field, with an impressive international track record. Paul has the skills to help the Exchange develop and deliver its public agenda and corporate communications programme in the UK and abroad."
On Nic Stuchfield’s new role as Director of Corporate Development, Furse added:
"Since joining the Exchange last year, Nic has made a significant contribution to our corporate development. Nic’s new role brings together the development and diversification of the Exchange’s businesses to include his leadership of EDX London, the Exchange’s derivatives business."
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Notes to editors:
Paul Kafka: Principal Appointments:
1996 - to date Fidelity International
Executive Director, Head of Corporate Communications
1992 - 1996 Nomura International plc
Director, Corporate Communications
1989 – 1991 Security Pacific Hoare Govett
Vice President, Head of Corporate Communications
1986 - 1989 Dewe Rogerson Ltd
Account Director, Financial Public Relations
1984 – 1986 County Bank
Oil and Project Finance
1980 – 1984 Lloyds Bank International
Executive Officer, Oil and Project Finance Departments
MBA Cranfield 1988
Barrister The College of Law, London 1978
LL.B University College London 1977