GC Person of the Year shortlist announced

GC announces the four nominees who will compete for the inaugural title of Global Custodian's Person of the Year.
By Jonathan Watkins

Global Custodian has announced its inaugural Person of the Year award shortlist, naming four individuals from the securities services industry who have gone above and beyond in 2016. 

The honour will be handed out at Global Custodian’s annual Leaders In Custody event, being held on 16 March at The Savoy in London.

The winner will be decided by a live vote on the day of the Leaders In Custody event. You will be able to vote from 09.00am on the day.

Click the links below to find out who is in the running. 

Alan Cameron, global solutions sponsor, clearing and custody services at BNP Paribas Securites Services


One of Alan Cameron’s standout accomplishments in 2016 was leading a task force which launched an industry standard ‘free-to-use’ Due Diligence Questionnaire through work on the AFME Post-Trade Board. The questionnaire brings efficiency and quality to a difficult and cumbersome process.

In 2016 Cameron also continued with his work on implementing T2S with a particular focus on developing new service models for clients and joined the ECB T2S Distributed Leger Technology working group.

He has also been involved in BP2S’s partnership with Calypso through which BP2S becomes the first custodian to offer middle and back-office outsourcing integrated with clearing and custody across asset classes.
Justin Chapman, global head market advocacy & innovation research, ‎Northern Trust


At a time when technology is at the forefront of industry developments, Justin Chapman has been instrumental in driving technology by taking leadership roles across the industry.

A spokesperson on many industry FinTech panels throughout the year, Chapman has been working on market-side strategy, regulatory opportunity, innovation and FinTech at Northern Trust. Through his role he has worked on driving regulation and emerging technologies to support new opportunities and promote the next-generation enterprise operating models.

He is founder and chairman of the SWIFT International Securities Advisory Group, and sits on the SWIFT UK Board and the Financial Services Roundtable’s Dodd Frank Advisory Committee in the US.

Chapman also represents the securities industry on the Association for Financial Markets in Europe’s (AFME) Post-Trade Division Board as vice chairman, and is chairman of the Post-Trade Future Technologies and a member of the International Securities Services Association’s (ISSA) Distributed Ledger Technology working group.
Kim Newell Chebator, chief administrative officer, EMEA, State Street


Recently promoted to Chief Administrative Officer for EMEA at State Street, Kim Newell Chebator has been one of the leading voices for promoting change in the industry when it comes to diversity.

Newell Chebator was the originator of State Street’s office of culture, control and governance in London, and has been active in driving change within the industry.

She is an executive sponsor for State Street’s LGBT Pride Network; sits on State Street’s, Leading Women Executive Forum; helped establish SSGM’s regular ‘Women’s Networking Events’; is a member of Stonewall; and has spoken at multiple, high-profile industry, media and trade body events to raise awareness of this topic, including Sibos and the WEI Awards.

Graham Ray, product management, global head of investor services, Deutsche Bank


Graham Ray is introducing innovation to the industry through the reinvention of the traditional custody product into something that is more relevant for institutions as they navigate the changing post-trade landscape.

Since inception, traditional custody had been a commodity product offered by the industry’s main players.By deconstructing custody, using trends in the technology and regulatory space, Ray is bringing a fresh approach to looking at the product by unbundling the value chain, using Deutsche Bank’s technology to enable new products, allowing clients to pick and choose what is relevant for them.

Through this, Deutsche Bank has been able to sit in the middle of the custody chain. Ray described it as a “reshaping of how we look at products in custody and clearing and redefining what in Europe the components of each product mean to each client”.

In the last year, this approach has been adopted as an industry standard with the AssetServicing Only model adopted by other providers of securities services including Euroclear and Northern Trust.