DDCAP Group is pleased to announce the following Board appointments to oversee the further expansion and development of our business offerings across origination and trade execution and also within the systems development and post trade environments.
David Testa has, with effect from 1st August 2017, joined the group as an Executive Director. Working directly with Managing Director, Stella Cox CBE, David will focus on adding to DDCAP’s current portfolio of products and services. David was previously CEO of Gatehouse Bank, leading the team that obtained its banking license, and he has continued to specialise in Islamic capital markets and investment products generally.
Most recently, David worked for the Kuwaiti European Holdings Group, owned by the Al-Humaidi family in Kuwait, where he was CEO of its two UK operating companies, including an FCA-authorised advisory boutique focusing on Sharia’a-compliant investment opportunities in the UK.
Stella Cox commented: “David and I previously worked together on the Board of Gatehouse Bank, as well as through several transactional situations both before and after that time. I am delighted to welcome him to DDCAP. I look forward to working with David in the further development of DDCAP’s exciting growth and business momentum.”
Additionally, Martin Harris has been appointed to lead DDCAP’s corporate and business infrastructure development as Executive Director with responsibility for Automated Business Systems, IT & Post Trade Infrastructure.
Most recently, Martin has been the Senior Director responsible for Business Operations and Change at NASDAQ NLX. Prior to that, Martin spent 8 years with NYSE group entities, initially as Vice President and Head of Systems Development at NYSE Euronext and then as Vice President and Head of Development and Programme at Intercontinental Exchange NYSE.
Martin has extensive experience in the provision, delivery and operational oversight of systems development and the management of trading and clearing services for commodities, fixed income and equities. His significant leadership experience has been gained from managing large global, multi-discipline delivery and operations teams both onshore and offshore.
Managing Director, Stella Cox CBE, further added that DDCAP “places great emphasis on technology investment, thereby evolving our business and services offering continually to assure it is equal to the changing requirements of the post trade environment. We are delighted that, in Martin, we have been joined by a senior executive with a skill set that both complements and brings another perspective to those of our existing Directors.”