Saxo Appoints New UK Chairman, Sales Head

Saxo Markets UK Ltd, the UK subsidiary of Saxo Bank A/S, had announced the appointment of Charlie White-Thomson as the new, non-executive chairman of its board of directors.

White-Thomson has served as a non-executive director on the board of Saxo Markets UK since 2019 and brings more than 20 years of experience in financial services. Having worked in several senior management positions, Saxo says White-Thomson has an extensive track-record of navigating changing markets with a focus on scaling business models, while continuously focusing on improving the client experience.

Commenting on his new role, White-Thomson says: “I am pleased to be taking on the position as chairman. It is an interesting time for Saxo as technology, regulation and client demands are changing the industry. Saxo is in a unique position to reap the benefits of these changes. I have been impressed by the depth of the multi-asset offering and the continued investments in technology to ensure the overall client experience is first rate. I strongly believe that we have the platforms, technology and people to continue to grow our market share and footprint in the United Kingdom.”

Damian Bunce, chief commercial officer and member of the board of management of Saxo Bank, adds: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Charlie White-Thomson as chairman of Saxo Markets UK. On behalf of the board of management, we very much look forward to working with Charlie to help take our UK business to the next level and to continue to strengthen our relationship with regulators, clients and partners and further cement our place as a leader in the online investment and trading community.”

White-Thomson replaces Anthony Belchambers, who has served as chairman since 2015. Damian Bunce, chief commercial officer, says: “On behalf of the board of management of Saxo Bank, we would like to thank Anthony sincerely for his service as the chairman of Saxo Markets UK. Under his guidance, our leadership and organisation has been strengthened, and he leaves the firm in a stronger position. We wish him well with future endeavours.”

Elsewhere, Saxo has named Stig Christensen as chief sales officer. He has served as chief human resources officer at the firm since 2016 and will continue to hold this position as well until a permanent replacement is found. His appointment follows the departure of Damian Bunce who has stepped down as chief commercial officer after two years with the firm.


Julie Ros

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