Gavin Wells (UK)
Gavin is the Head of Europe at Digital Asset, a New York headquartered financial technology company that builds distributed, encrypted straight through processing tools for wholesale financial service providers using distributed ledger technology. Prior to Digital Asset, Gavin spent eight years at LCH.Clearnet, working with participants from across the market to deliver the first clearing service for Foreign Exchange, known as ForexClear. In that role, he was also part of the Executive Committee of the clearing house. Before that, Gavin worked at Citi for fifteen years in a variety of roles spanning FX trading, e-commerce, algorithmic trading, prime brokerage and management. Gavin’s career started in the British Army where he served for eight years as an officer in the Royal Artillery seeing active service in Cyprus, Iraq and Northern Island. Gavin is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the charity Action Breaks Silence, who seek to empower, educate and promote the safety and security of women and children in countries where the risk of sexual and gender-based violence is high, with an initial focus on South Africa, South Asia and the UK.