CLS Group (CLS), a leading provider of risk mitigation and operational services for the global foreign exchange (FX) market, has appointed Gaynor Wood to the role of General Counsel.
Gaynor succeeds Alan Marquard, who has led both CLS’s Legal division and the Corporate Strategy and Development (CSD) division. She reports to David Puth, CEO of CLS and becomes a member of CLS’s Executive Management Committee.
David Puth, CEO of CLS, comments: “Gaynor has in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the legal framework supporting CLS as well as legislation and regulatory guidelines affecting our members and ecosystem participants.
“As the work of our Corporate Strategy and Development division has intensified with our ongoing focus on growth and development of new products, we have decided that Alan should focus solely on overseeing this division given its importance to CLS. I am pleased to have Gaynor take on the critically important responsibilities of the General Counsel role.”
Gaynor joined CLS in November 2013 as Head of the London Legal team. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in November 1994 and commenced her career at JPMorgan. Since then Gaynor has held positions within the legal departments of a number of major investment banks in London. Prior to joining CLS, Gaynor was a Director and Associate General Counsel at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London, with primary responsibility for legal support of the rates and FX business lines.