Reporting into the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for LSEG, the purpose of this role is to work closely with group strategy teams and senior leaders in the Divisions to drive the business strategy to achieve revenue and profitability goals for the London Stock Exchange Group. The Strategy function is responsible for managing strategic insight, planning, and execution across the Group portfolio, including driving acquisitions and divestments and the management of key Group-wide strategic initiatives and close engagement with our Divisional Strategy functions. The role is responsible for framing, managing and informing strategic initiatives at the group level while working closely with the divisions to support execution for each initiative.

Key responsibilities

The role seeks to build a leadership position for LSEG in solving market-wide challenges around strategic initiatives whilst advancing and implementing an ambitious Group strategy. The role will focus on working closely with key external stakeholders, cutting across commercial, policy and regulatory functions of major institutions, and internally, across LSEG Group functions and business divisions.

  • Develop a framework on where to play, and execute a roadmap to define LSEG’s path to win for each strategic initiative
  • Convene and lead working groups with key stakeholders to understand and inform the Groups strategy and help to advance the strategy at the Divisional level
  • Define and execute a phased approach executing on the plans developed for the initiative
  • Determine resources required to deliver objectives and if necessary, build out an internal team focussed on the delivery of the objectives
  • Adapt and refine strategy and approach quickly in line with any regulatory developments and announcements by industry competitors
  • Conduct on-going research to corroborate and/or challenge LSEGs approach and objectives
  • Synthesise across multiple sources of subject matter expertise to inform and challenge the current strategic direction of the group
  • Develop an independent broad framework that supports the routes to commercialisation


  • MBA or equivalent education. Degree or accreditation in a relevant discipline including economics, business management, accounting.
  • 10+ years prior experience including 4 years minimum in top tier consulting firm / M&A advisory firm or corporate strategy/ development function
  • Advanced Office skills specifically quantitative modelling (Excel)
  • Must have a background / knowledge of one /or more key trends affecting the financial services industry including but not limited to sustainable investing, ESG, blockchain/ DLT, digitization of financial services value chain
  • Experience at creating partnerships/ achieving organic growth, and in driving successful collaborative market initiatives with clients and external partners – a plus


Financial services background

  • Strong experience and understanding of strategic best practice, concepts and developing issues and trends impacting financial services.
  • Demonstrated subject-matter expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas: financial services strategy and/or consulting, exchange provider and financial market infrastructure (FMI) strategy, banking strategy, financial technologies strategy, data strategy
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively about financial services, financial technologies, and innovation across the FMI sector.

Dealing with ambiguity

  • Capacity to make decisions in non-routine situation, applying considerable interpretative thinking.
  • Sees ahead clearly and can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately
  • Can effectively cope with change and can decide and act without having the total picture while comfortably handling risk and uncertainty

Integrity and Trust

  • Is seen as a direct, truthful individual who can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner
  • Can present to more senior managers without undue tension and nervousness, understands how senior managers think and work, and can determine the best way to get things done with them by talking their language and responding to their needs

Stakeholder engagement

  • Experience in working with senior executives and non-executive teams
  • Ability to work collaboratively internally and externally, to identify and develop long term strategic relationships
  • Experience of driving a complex thought leadership agenda

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