Dan Watkins has been appointed Head of BNY Mellon Markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role, he will oversee the growth of BNY Mellon Markets as it responds to increased client demand in the face of ongoing regulatory and market structure changes. He succeeds Richard Gill, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
Watkins prior experience ranges from holding senior roles at JPMorgan and Jardine Fleming to co-founding investment management fintech, LatentZero. Watkins, who is based in London, will report to Michelle Neal, with regional accountability to Michael Cole-Fontayn, BNY Mellon's EMEA Chairman.
Gill has also served on the Bank of England's Foreign Exchange Joint Standing Committee since 2007 and also the Advisory Council of the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Markets Standards Board (FMSB) since 2015.
Watkins will work alongside Gill until the end of March to ensure a smooth transition. The formal appointment of Watkins is subject to regulatory approval under the UK Senior Managers and Certification Regime.