LSE appoints Sharon Bowles as non-exec director

The London Stock Exchange has appointed Sharon Bowles as a non-executive director.

Bowles stepped down from her role as a member of the European Parliament in May of this year, where she had served as chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.

The Liberal Democrat MEP was a key figure in the development of Mifid II as well as EU rules on packaged retail investment products. In late 2012 she was also shortlisted to take on the role as the first female governor of the Bank of England.

In an announcement made today the LSE Group said the appointment of Bowles will bring the group “deep experience” in UK and European politics and regulation impacting the market infrastructure sector.

LSE chairman Chris Gibson Smith said: “We warmly welcome Sharon to the board.  Sharon brings extensive knowledge of European political and regulatory trends impacting our business. 

“Her experience and insight will be of great value to the group, as we operate in an increasingly complex and evolving regulatory environment. I look forward to working with her.”