Paul Symons is Group Chief of Staff for Euroclear SA/NV, providing advice and support to the Euroclear SA/NV Chief Executive and the Euroclear SA/NV Management Committee. He was appointed to this role on 1 September 2020.
In addition, Mr Symons was appointed Chief Sustainability Officer for the Euroclear Group in September 2021.
He also sits on the Board of Euroclear UK & International (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Euroclear SA/NV) as a Non-Executive Director.
From 2018-2020, Mr Symons was the Head of the Euroclear SA/NV Corporate Secretariat Division and Secretary to the Euroclear SA/NV Board of Directors.
From 2002 – 2018, Mr Symons was Group Head of Government Relations at Euroclear, responsible for managing Euroclear’s relationships with those stakeholders who influenced the regulatory and political context in which Euroclear operated.
He has been a board member of the European Central Securities Depositories Association (ECSDA) and chaired the Association’s Policy Group until March 2018.
He has also been a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) Post-Trade Consultative Group, and a variety of other European post-trade Committees.
Mr Symons joined Euroclear in 2002, following the merger with CRESTCo (now Euroclear UK &International), the central securities depository for UK securities.
Previously, Mr Symons spent seven years at the Bank of England in a variety of roles, including a period working as the Private Secretary to the Executive Director of the Banking Supervision and Banking Departments.
He is a graduate of the University of London where he studied Medieval and Modern History.