Northern Trust’s Justin Chapman joins ISSA board

Chapman joins recent additions to the board from Broadridge, JP Morgan and Swift.

By Jonathan Watkins

The International Securities Services Association (ISSA) has named Justin Chapman as its newest board member. 

Chapman, global head digital assets and financial markets at Northern Trust is also a GC Legend and a recipient of Global Custodian’s Industry Person of the Year award in 2017. 

In his current role Chapman leads Northern Trust’s digital assets and financial markets group, a single market-facing team unifying digital and traditional market functions and providing access to market-leading expertise, industry insights and continued innovations.  

The group combines teams from Northern Trust’s digital asset innovation, which leads digital asset advocacy and innovation research; Financial Institutions Group, responsible for large, strategic relationships; and network management. 

Chapman and his team are focused on developing services and capabilities that reflect and enable clients’ evolving investment strategies, providing them with market access support and holistic solutions across the full spectrum of investment types and markets. 

“Justin joining as its representative is great news for ISSA. His background in the industry is extensive and the knowledge he brings of both the industry and also working with other Association Boards will greatly add to our already strong Board,” said Vicky Kyproglou, ISSA Board chair. “The ISSA Board looks forward to working with him in fulfilling our mission to shape the future of securities services.”  

Other additions to the ISSA board this year have been Broadridge’s Mike Sleightholme, JP Morgan’s Hannah Elson and Swift’s Stephen Grainger. 

On accepting the nomination, Chapman said: “I am pleased to be joining the ISSA Board as we have seen the change that it has driven both within ISSA but, more importantly, in increasing ISSA’s relevance to the global securities market. I look forward to working with the Board and team, in helping to shape the future of the global securities services industry.”