The Federation is headed by a President Deirdre Somers, Chief Executive of the Irish Stock Exchange and supported by Vice President, Lee Hodgkinson, Head of Markets and Global Sales of Euronext and CEO of Euronext London Limited. (Click here for details of past Presidents).

The Federation's members meet once or twice each year in the General Assembly where the main strategic issues are debated and decisions made. Each full member has voting rights. Observer members can participate in the discussions. The Federation also has a Board composed of maximum 12 members which meets regularly.

The Federation's central co-ordinating body is the Management Committee, which meets three or four times a year. Every member exchange is represented on this Committee, which is Chaired by Niels Tomm, Head of Governmental Affairs & Political Communication at Deutsche Börse Group and Vice Chaired by Nicos Porfiris, Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Hellenic Exchanges Group.

(Click here for details of past Management Committee Chairs)

Reporting to the Management Committee are the Equity Committee which covers all regulatory initiatives that might affect cash equity markets (including primary and secondary markets as well as clearing and settlement), the Derivatives Committee which covers all regulatory initiatives that might affect derivative markets (including primary and secondary markets as well as clearing and settlement) and the Fixed Income Committee which covers all regulatory initiatives that might affect fixed income markets. In addition, the Economics and Statistics Committee reports to the Management Committee.