Mark Makepeace is now Non-Executive Chairman, Information Services at the London Stock Exchange Group having served as Group Director of Information Services from October 2012 to January 2019 and as Chief Executive of FTSE Russell from 1995 to January 2019.He founded FTSE International (now FTSE Russell) in November 1995 and has since led the company. He has been developing successful joint ventures for over 15 years and has forged alliances with stock exchanges, academics and leading industry groups worldwide. He holds senior positions in several industry bodies. After beginning his career in local government, Mark joined London Stock Exchange in 1985 to co-ordinate Big Bang in The City. He is a long time supporter of children’s charity UNICEF.