Aquis Exchange announces Board member Glenn Collinson as next Chairman

– UK, London –  Aquis Exchange PLC (LON: AQX), the exchange services group, today announced the appointment of Glenn Collinson as Chair, effective 1st January 2022, to succeed Niki Beattie who will step down from the Board.

Alasdair Haynes, CEO said: “I am delighted that the Board has chosen Glenn Collinson as Niki’s successor. The last nine years have been a transformational period for Aquis Exchange and the Board, under the leadership of Niki, has helped to lay strong foundations for the future. With Glenn’s wealth of experience and his knowledge of the Group, with previous stints on both the Aquis Exchange and AQSE boards, I am confident that his energy, perspective, and commitment will support Aquis Exchange to go from strength to strength.”

About Glenn Collinson

Glenn Collinson first joined the Board in March 2019 before transferring to the Board of Aquis Stock Exchange Limited in March 2020. Glenn re-joined the Group’s Board on 17 September 2021 as an independent non-executive director.

Glenn started his career at Racal and worked for Motorola, Texas Instruments, and Cambridge Consultants Ltd. before co-founding Cambridge Silicon Radio in 1998. There he served as an executive director and helped grow the company from a concept to a $3 billion market capitalization entity in 2006 and one of the biggest players in the Bluetooth market. Since leaving CSR he has held several non-executive directorships in the UK and French companies – both public and private – that specialize in technology.

He is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and holds an MSc in Electronics from Durham University as well as an MBA from Cranfield University. He was a member of the CSR team that was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering’s MacRobert Award for Innovation in 2005.

Glenn Collinson said: “I am very excited to have the opportunity to succeed in the position of Chair of Aquis Exchange PLC. There is a very bright future ahead and I look forward to working with the Board to continue to lead the Company into the next successful stage of its journey. On behalf of the whole Board, I would like to thank Niki for her outstanding service and pivotal contribution since inception leading to the successful establishment of Aquis’ in the European financial services industry”.

About Aquis Exchange PLC

Aquis Exchange PLC is an exchange services group, which operates pan-European cash equities trading businesses (Aquis Exchange), growth and regulated primary markets (Aquis Stock Exchange/AQSE), and develops/licenses exchange software to third parties (Aquis Technologies).

Aquis Exchange is authorized and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and France’s Autorité des Marchés Financiers to operate Multilateral Trading Facility businesses in the UK/Switzerland and EU27 respectively. Aquis operates lit order books and does not allow aggressive non-client proprietary trading, which has resulted in lower market impact and signaling risk on Aquis than other trading venues in Europe. According to independent studies, trades on Aquis are less likely to lead to price movement than on other lit markets. Aquis uses a subscription pricing model which works by charging users according to the message traffic they generate, rather than a percentage of the value of each stock that they trade.

About Aquis Stock Exchange

Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE) is a stock market providing primary and secondary markets for equity and debt products. It is authorized as a Recognised Investment Exchange, which allows it to operate a regulated listings venue. The AQSE Growth Market is divided into two segments ‘Access’ and ‘Apex’, with different levels of admission criteria. The Access market focuses on earlier-stage growth companies, while Apex is the intended market for larger, more established businesses.

Aquis Technologies is the software and technology division of Aquis Exchange PLC. It creates and licenses cutting-edge, cost-effective matching engine and trade surveillance technology for banks, brokers, investment firms, and exchanges.

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