Johannah Ladd to leave FIA EPTA

4 December 2015


The European Principal Traders Association today announced that Johannah Ladd, the association’s Secretary General, has informed the FIA EPTA executive committee that she will leave her position on 1 January to explore other interests.

Ladd joined FIA EPTA in March 2014 and has contributed tremendously to the growth and development of the association, leading the association’s regulatory initiatives, assisting member firms on a wide range of matters, and responding to innumerable requests for information from the media. FIA EPTA expresses its gratitude for her work on behalf of the association and wishes her the best in her future endeavors.

“We are sorry to lose Johannah and appreciate the commitment, professionalism and expertise that she brought to the association. Her time at FIA EPTA coincided with profound regulatory challenges for the principal trading community in Europe, and we were very fortunate to have such a passionate and dedicated advocate for our member firms. On behalf of FIA EPTA’s executive committee and our member firms, I thank her greatly for all of her efforts and wish her the best with her next venture,” said Mark Spanbroek, FIA EPTA's Chairman.

FIA EPTA has launched a search for a new secretary general. Ladd will remain with the association until the end of the year and will work with Spanbroek and other members of the executive committee to ensure a smooth transition.

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The European Principal Traders Association was established in June 2011 to represent firms from across Europe who trade with their own capital. The association is a subsidiary of the Futures Industry Association (FIA) and works closely with FIA and its affiliates to promote alignment of trading regulation across the world. FIA EPTA believes that the best markets for all are those that are well regulated, safe, transparent, open to competition, and accessible to all participants. The association voices the opinions of its members to legislators and regulators in Brussels and the EU member states, helping to guide legislation through a better understanding of trading practices.