London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has announced the appointment of Anna Manz as its new CFO and a member of the board of LSEG plc on 21 November, reporting to David Schwimmer, CEO, LSEG.\r\n\r\nShe succeeds David Warren who announced in October 2019 his intention to retire from the group and to step down from the board by the end of 2020. Warren will step down as CFO and executive director when Anna starts, remaining with the group until his retirement date of 24 June 2021 to ensure a \u201cseamless transition\u201d.\r\n\r\nManz is currently CFO and executive director of Johnson Matthey plc, leading the Finance, Procurement and IT functions. Prior to that role, she spent 17 years at Diageo plc in a number of senior finance roles and most recently as chief strategy officer and a member of the executive committee. She also serves as a non-executive director at ITV plc.\r\n\r\nDavid Schwimmer, CEO, LSEG said: "We are delighted to welcome Anna to the Group. She brings deep financial and leadership experience from her career at major UK listed companies, driving strategic change and delivering value to shareholders, customers and other stakeholders.\r\n\r\n\u201cShe will play a central role as the group continues to develop and grow. I'd like to thank David Warren for his many contributions over a transformational eight year period. His leadership, partnership approach and professionalism will be missed."\r\n\r\nAnna Manz added: "I'm delighted to join London Stock Exchange Group, a growing and dynamic business at the heart of international financial markets. I look forward to working with David and the entire team to deliver further value, including the benefits of the proposed transaction with Refinitiv."\r\n\r\nDon Robert, Chair, LSEG, said: "I'd like to record the board's gratitude to David Warren for his significant contribution and commitment to our group during his tenure, both as CFO and as Interim CEO. David played a key role in the successful growth, diversification and global expansion of our business over the last eight years. We look forward to welcoming Anna to the board."