HKEx Change in Senior Executives
Head of Listing
As announced earlier, Mark Dickens is to retire as Head of Listing and will be succeeded by David Graham. Following a successful transition of responsibilities, Mr Dickens will now bring forward his planned retirement from July 2013, as announced on 7 January 2013, to 1 March 2013.
Since joining HKEx in January 2009, Mr Dickens has played a key role in HKEx’s development. During his tenure as Head of Listing, Mr Dickens has overseen significant policy developments, upheld the high level of integrity of Hong Kong’s listing regime and played a vital part in maintaining Hong Kong’s position as a leading financial centre. Mr Dickens has successfully overseen 16 major consultations and several subsequent changes to the Listing Rules, including, among other things, the enhancement of corporate governance practices, guidance on environmental, social and governance reporting and enhanced support for board diversity in Hong Kong.
HKEx would like to thank Mr Dickens for his outstanding contributions both to HKEx and to Hong Kong’s financial markets and wish him the very best for the future.
Mr Graham, who joined HKEx earlier this month as Chief Regulatory Officer and Head of Listing (Designate), has over 30 years of experience in legal and financial services. (For more information about the appointment of Mr Graham, please refer to the announcement dated 7 January 2013.)
Head of Mainland Development
Effective 30 April 2013, Yang Qiumei will step down as Head of Mainland Development to pursue an opportunity at an international financial institution.
Since joining HKEx as Head of the Mainland Development team in 2010, Ms Yang has spearheaded HKEx’s Mainland development strategy and has played a key role in various strategic developments of the company. She has, among other things, orchestrated the establishment of China Exchanges Services Company, a joint venture, and made a critical contribution to the successful acquisition of the London Metal Exchange. With Ms Yang’s pioneering work, HKEx’s presence and visibility in the Mainland have been transformed, helping establish closer ties between Hong Kong and Mainland capital markets.
HKEx would like to thank Ms Yang for her great contributions and wish her every success in her future endeavours.
HKEx has, with Ms Yang’s support, identified her successor as Head of Mainland Development and will make a further announcement on this in due course.