ISLA Americas Announces the Appointment of Fran Garritt as Executive Director, Head of Business, ISLA Americas

NEW YORK, Wednesday 5 June – ISLA Americas is delighted to announce the appointment of Fran Garritt as Executive Director, Head of Business, ISLA Americas.

As the newly-created affiliate entity of the International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) – a leading industry trade association representing the common interests of securities financing market participants, ISLA Americas will also address the market and regulatory interests of securities financing market participants in the Americas.

Reporting to the ISLA Americas’ Board, chaired by Mark Whipple, Global Head of Securities Lending, Invesco, Fran will be responsible for the overall management of the ISLA Americas’ business. He will, amongst other things, oversee all day-to-day operational activities and functions, including events, infrastructure, facilities management, and membership, while working with relevant counterpart(s) across EMEA and the US, to ensure overall strategic alignment with ISLA’s broader aims and objectives.

Fran brings over two decades of association management experience, having previously held various leadership roles at the Risk Management Association (RMA), including his most recent role as Head of Financial Risk Management and Securities Lending, where he oversaw the delivery of the Annual Securities Finance & Collateral Management Conference.

Andrew Dyson, Chief Executive Officer, ISLA commented, “I am delighted to welcome Fran to the group and am very much looking forward to working with him as we expand our member footprint into the Americas”.

Mark Whipple, Chair of the ISLA Americas Board, commented, “The ISLA Americas Board and I are extremely delighted with the appointment of Fran and are truly fortunate to have him bring his significant experience to our membership given his previous leadership roles within our industry. We are excited to support Fran in transitioning ISLA Americas into a market leading association that, together with ISLA EMEA, can enhance the value proposition to our regional and global members as well as the wider industry”.

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