Andy Clarkson
Andy Clarkson

Project Heather, the new Scottish stock exchange has appointed Andy Clarkson as Head of Market Operations to oversee all operational aspects of trading, clearing and settlement activities.

Working with member firms, technology partners and vendors, Andy will ensure quality and integrity across our processes and platforms. He will work with Helen Webster, Chief Operating Officer, in bringing the exchange to operational readiness. One of his initial roles will be to oversee the acceptance testing of the proposed exchange’s trading platform.

Andy brings 30 years’ experience in asset management, leading teams covering transaction management, asset servicing, provider oversight and market operations at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, Aberdeen Asset Management and finally Aberdeen Standard Investments, where he was also Head of Market Operations.

Helen Webster, Project Heather’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Andy to the team at Project Heather. He brings valuable experience of the operating environment that will be crucial as we enter the critical testing stages of our trading platform. We look forward to announcing further appointments as the Project Heather team continues to grow.”