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David Craig

Chief Executive Officer 

David Craig

David Craig is the CEO of Refinitiv, the global leader in financial markets data and infrastructure. Refinitiv connects the worldwide financial ecosystem across 40,000 institutions in 190 countries.

David believes that the new $6bn company has a clear opportunity to drive innovation and major performance improvements across financial markets by equipping customers with better data and analytics and providing open technology platforms to facilitate integration and choice. 

Throughout his career, David has been a passionate advocate for the power of data, technology and innovation to enable “smarter humans with smarter machines” to create a more trusted, sustainable and effective community. He is a frequent speaker at events and key institutional forums globally.

David leads the World Economic Forum (WEF’s) Digital Disruption Innovation Group and sits on the WEF Artificial Intelligence and Automation in Financial Services steering committee. He is also a board member of the Atlantic Council based in Washington, D.C. and on the Advisory Council of TheCityUK and the TheCityUK China Markets Advisory FinTech Group, in association with the China Britain Business Council. He also recently joined the UK advisory board of the British American Business Association.

Deeply involved in charitable and professional causes David works to advance gender and diversity agendas. He is a board member of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity Corporate Board and coaches junior rugby at Wasps RFC.

Before leading Refinitiv, David was President of the Financial & Risk business division of Thomson Reuters from 2012. He joined Thomson Reuters in 2007, serving first as Chief Strategy Officer and then founding the compliance and risk business. Previously David was a partner at McKinsey and Company, focusing on technology, media and banking.

David holds a degree in engineering from Bristol University and spent three years training as a pilot for the Royal Air Force.

John Finch

Chief Information Officer

John Finch

John leads the enterprise technology and cyber security organization. Together the team develops, operates and secures all Refinitiv products, infrastructure and technology including our open platform, which enables customers to access an industry-leading breadth of applications, tools and content.

John is a passionate believer in the opportunities that education creates to reshape industries and lives. He was previously a board member of Nottingham University and a strategic technology advisor to the Royal Society of Medicine, a UK charity dedicated to providing training and education to healthcare professionals.

Prior to Refinitiv, John joined Thomson Reuters in 2016 as Chief Technology Officer for the Financial & Risk business division. Previously he was Chief Information Officer (CIO) and an Executive Director of the Bank of England and before that Global CIO of Experian.

Debra Walton

Chief Revenue Officer

Debra Walton

Debra leads all sales, client and partner relationship management and market development activities for Refinitiv. Her global team operating in 65 countries brings the entire range of Refinitiv solutions to meet the data analytics and workflow needs of our customers.

Debra has lived and worked on three continents, and has held senior executive positions across product, content, sales and marketing at Refinitiv and the Financial & Risk business division of Thomson Reuters since she joined the firm in 2003. She is also a board member of the Tradeweb Board of Managers.

Debra is a tireless advocate of gender equality and speaks globally on diversity and leadership as well as on the importance of ESG more broadly.  Debra is an advisory board member at Springboard, a New York based nonprofit that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts to help women take their business plans to market.

Brian West

Chief Financial Officer 

Brian West

Brian leads the finance team, driving Refinitiv’s financial and operational success with responsibility for financial strategy and capital structure, resource investment & optimization and ensuring transparency to our shareholders and investors. He leads commercial strategy and policy, sourcing and real estate management, and oversees the ongoing process improvements across the business. 

Before his current role in Refinitiv, Brian was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations at Oscar Health and prior to that was Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Operating Officer of Nielsen. Previously, Brian spent 16 years at General Electric in senior finance roles at Aircraft Engines, Plastics, and NBCUniversal.

Emily DiMiceli

Chief Customer Operations Officer

Emily Dimiceli

Emily leads the teams that deliver Refinitiv’s industry-leading content and insights underpinned by expert delivery, administration and support services.

She is passionate about supporting open-minded, high energy and highly connected communities across our global client base, employee footprint and in our local communities. She accomplishes this most directly as leading the largest employee population in the Refinitiv portfolio - covering over 45 countries globally. She is also the site Leader for Refinitiv’s New York City office and is a strong advocate of volunteerism across our locations.

Prior to Refinitiv, Emily led Customer Operations for the Financial & Risk business division of Thomson Reuters. Having joined Thomson Reuters in 2004 she held a variety of leadership roles including Senior Vice President, Strategy for Thomson Reuters at the corporate level.

Ben Shepherd

Chief Strategy Officer & Interim Chief Proposition Officer

Ben Shepherd

Ben and team set the Refinitiv medium to long-term strategy and design Refinitiv’s innovative data feed, desktop and transaction propositions by understanding the market dynamics today and anticipating those of the future, while at all times looking for emerging opportunities. In support of the future strategy, Ben leads our mergers and acquisition activity in close collaboration with finance and our investors.

Ben believes that bringing an alternative view and healthy productive challenges to his Refinitiv colleagues helps ensure rigor in our beliefs and areas of investment be it time, people/capital resources.

Prior to Refinitiv, Ben was the Head of Strategy for the Financial & Risk business division of Thomson Reuters. Previous to Thomson Reuters, Ben was partner with the financial service advisory firm, Oliver Wyman, specializing in capital markets strategy.

Alex Fergus

Chief People Officer 

Alex Fergus

Alex and his team are responsible for creating and maintaining Refinitiv’s high-performance culture. He leads all people functions including talent and organizational development, recruiting, benefits, compensation and business support.

Alex believes that the success of any company is driven by the quality of its people and the strength of its culture. He is committed to developing an environment that values boldness, originality and openness.

Prior to his role in Refinitiv, Alex led the Human Resources team for the Financial & Risk business division of Thomson Reuters. He joined Thomson Reuters in 2010 and had previously spent ten years at British Petroleum plc (BP) as Global HR director and three years at Castrol Lubricants as Global Head of HR. 

Darren Pocsik

General Counsel 

Darren Pocsik

Darren leads the legal, compliance and government affairs team responsible for ensuring compliance with laws and regulations applicable to our business. His team supports commercial contracting efforts, protects our intellectual property assets and enables mergers and acquisitions. 

Darren believes lawyers have an affirmative obligation to preserve and protect the rule of law and to support freedom of the press. He is committed to fostering an environment that encourages volunteering—especially in the area of pro bono legal support.

Darren served as General Counsel of the Financial & Risk business division of Thomson Reuters prior to his role at Refinitiv.  He joined Thomson Reuters in 2000 and held a number of senior legal roles at the company.  Prior to that he was an associate with the law firm Jones Day.

Eileen Lynch

Chief Marketing Officer 

Eileen Lynch

Eileen leads the global marketing, brand and communications team with a focus on bringing insight and understanding to the financial community, while driving revenue growth. Her team is the driving force behind the introduction and development of the Refinitiv brand.

Eileen is passionate about creating possibilities for individuals often forgotten. She is on the Board of Trustees of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, which shines a light into the darkness of human trafficking.  She is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Bob Woodruff Foundation, a nonprofit that helps create healthy, positive futures for our service members, veterans and their families.

Before Refinitiv, Eileen was the Chief Marketing Officer of the Financial & Risk business division of Thomson Reuters since July 2018. Prior to that role Eileen led Global Brand Marketing at Thomson Reuters for nearly nine years.  She came to the company from Merrill Lynch, where she was Managing Director of Corporate Marketing where she co-led the marketing transition for the Bank of America Merrill Lynch merger.