HKEX Names Head of Exchange Operations and Transformation

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is today (Thursday) pleased to announce the appointment of Mr John Buckley as Head of Exchange Operations and Transformation.

In this new role, Mr Buckley will be responsible for all of HKEX’s exchange operations, and will lead the strategic development and transformation of this part of its business. He will also lead efforts on modernising systems and operations, embrace digital tools and enhance HKEX’s capabilities to maximise efficiencies and performance.

Mr Buckley will join HKEX in December 2021, and will report to HKEX President and Chief Operating Officer, Calvin Tai. Mr Buckley will also become a member of the Group’s Management Committee.

HKEX Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Aguzin said: “I am very pleased to welcome John to HKEX and to the management team. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in financial services and capital markets, and he will play a pivotal role in ensuring that HKEX is strongly placed to capture new growth opportunities. During his career, John has worked in New York, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong in a range of well-respected financial organisations, in a variety of roles, and I know that his broad and deep experience will be invaluable to us, as we continue to build and shape our business. ”

Mr Buckley joins HKEX from Citadel, where he has been Chief Operating Officer, Asia for the past three years. Previously, Mr Buckley spent seven years with J.P. Morgan, and held a number of senior positions including as Chief Risk Officer, Asia Pacific; Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific; and Interim Senior Country Officer, Singapore.

Mr Buckley has a first class bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Imperial College, University of London. He is a qualified Management Accountant (ACMA).



John Buckley


About HKEX

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is one of the world’s major exchange groups, and operates a range of equity, commodity, fixed income and currency markets.  HKEX is the world’s leading IPO market and as Hong Kong’s only securities and derivatives exchange and sole operator of its clearing houses, it is uniquely placed to offer regional and international investors access to Asia’s most vibrant markets.

HKEX is also the global leader in metals trading, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, The London Metal Exchange (LME) and LME Clear Limited.  This commodity franchise was further enhanced with the launch of Qianhai Mercantile Exchange (QME), in China, in 2018.

HKEX launched the pioneering Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme in 2014, further expanded with the launch of Shenzhen Connect in 2016, and the launch of Bond Connect in 2017.