The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), the representative body for the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted companies, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Ward to the position of Chief Executive. He takes over from John Pierce who retires at the end of August.
Tim was previously Finance Director of FTSE International, the global index provider, and before that held senior positions at the London Stock Exchange including Head of Marketing and Head of Issuer Services. Prior to joining the Stock Exchange he held a senior management position in a smaller quoted company.
The Chairman of the QCA, Donald Stewart, said: “Tim’s experience in quoted companies, linked with his experience at the London Stock Exchange, provides a unique blend of skills to lead the QCA forward in representing the interests of smaller quoted companies in the challenging times ahead.”
Chief Executive elect Tim Ward stated: “This is a tremendous opportunity for me. The QCA has achieved much over the years in helping smaller quoted businesses make the most of their position. I am looking forward greatly to working with the membership and the QCA team to pursue our objectives and enlarge the membership base to enable us to expand our valuable work. In these demanding times, it is vital that we ensure that the unique position of smaller quoted companies is fully acknowledged by legislators, markets, and other rule makers.”