CLS Group has appointed Gaynor Wood to the role of general counsel.
Wood succeeds Alan Marquard, who has led both CLS’s legal division and the Corporate Strategy and Development (CSD) division, and will now focus exclusively on the latter.
In her new role, Wood reports into David Puth, CEO of CLS, and becomes a member of CLS’s Executive Management Committee.
“Gaynor has in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the legal framework supporting CLS, as well as legislation and regulatory guidelines affecting our members and ecosystem participants,” says Puth.
He adds: “As the work of our Corporate Strategy and Development division has intensified with our ongoing focus on growth and development of new products, we have decided that Alan should focus solely on overseeing this division given its importance to CLS. I am pleased to have Gaynor take on the critically important responsibilities of the general counsel role.”
Wood joined CLS in November 2013 as head of the London legal team. Prior to this, she was a director and associate general counsel at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London, with primary responsibility for legal support of the rates and FX business lines.
Wood has also held positions within the legal departments of Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and JP Morgan in London.