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LCH.Clearnet Appoints Susan Milligan as Head of US Public Affairs

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LCH.Clearnet has appointed Susan Milligan head of US public affairs. Based in Washington D.C., Susan will be responsible for representing LCH.Clearnet Group with the US Congress and the federal agencies and will liaise with the US media.

Susan joins LCH.Clearnet from the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC), where she managed federal government relations and all corporate communications for the US clearinghouse.

Ian Axe, chief executive officer, LCH.Clearnet said: “Susan’s appointment underscores our commitment to the US. The launch of our SwapClear FCM model in March has given US clients access to the world’s leading IRS clearing service and we are focussed on continuing to build our US presence. Susan has a proven track record and extensive industry experience, and is a valuable addition to our team.”

Susan Milligan, head of US public affairs, LCH.Clearnet said: “LCH.Clearnet’s market leading clearing solutions place it at the forefront of the industry. I am delighted to be joining LCH.Clearnet and look forward to communicating the challenges and opportunities the company faces to US policymakers.”

Susan has 24 years experience in US regulatory affairs. Susan commenced her career as an Attorney at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in 1987, rising to become Acting Counsel to Chairman Wendy Gramm and Counsel to Commissioner Sheila Bair. She left the CFTC in 1995 to join the New York Stock Exchange as Counsel, Government Relations.

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