Helen Lofthouse commenced as ASX’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in August 2022. She is an accomplished financial markets executive with more than 20 years’ experience in cash equity and debt markets, listed and OTC derivatives, and clearing and settlement services.
Helen joined ASX in September 2015 and has held senior executive roles with the company, including Group Executive Markets – ASX’s largest individual business by revenue – and before that, Executive General Manager of Derivatives and OTC Markets. In these roles, Helen was responsible for ASX’s cash and derivatives trading, including equities, interest rates, commodities and energy products, ASX’s international business development teams, benchmarks, and derivatives and OTC clearing.
Prior to joining ASX, Helen was a Managing Director at UBS (2011-2015) with global responsibility for the OTC clearing business and Head of Clearing and Execution Sales in Europe. She also worked at J.P. Morgan in London (1998-2011) in various businesses including futures and OTC clearing, derivatives prime brokerage, credit markets and cash equities. Her earlier career involved project management and technology consulting.
Helen was announced as one of the World Federation of Exchanges’ (WFE) Women Leaders for 2021. She is passionate about the critical role ASX plays in Australian and New Zealand’s financial markets and committed to ensuring it remains resilient and reliable. Helen is also an advocate for promoting and maintaining mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and dedicated to providing an inclusive workplace.