Catherine Johnson

Group General Counsel, London Stock Exchange Group

Having obtained a law and economics degree from Kings College, Cambridge, Catherine Johnson qualified at Herbert Smith in 1993 in their corporate division. Catherine joined LSEG in 1996. After carrying out a number of regulatory roles including Head of Market Supervision and Head of Regulation Strategy, Catherine became Head of Legal in 2001. Catherine was then appointed Group General Counsel in 2013 and added responsibility for Group Compliance in 2019. In her current role, Catherine manages an international team of lawyers and compliance professionals and advises the Board and other Senior Executives on key legal and compliance issues and strategic initiatives. She has led a number of major corporate transactions including the recent acquisition of Refinitiv.  Catherine is a member of the Group’s Executive Committee, the Chair of FTSE International Limited and executive sponsor for LSEG’s Women’s Network.