Executives - UK LTD

John Kernan
Chief Executive Officer

John Kernan was appointed CEO of REGIS-TR UK Ltd in July 2020, after his role as COO of REGIS-TR UK since April 2019, and a member of the executive management of REGIS-TR since 2014. He retains his mandate for Business Product Management and Business Development for REGIS-TR. In over 25 years in securities services, John has held multiple executive roles, mainly at Clearstream and Deutsche Bank in the UK and Luxembourg, and also at State Street in Ireland, where he was Head of Custody Operations.

John is currently co-chair of the Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry Association working group on Securities Finance Transaction Reporting. Previously a lecturer on Custody and Registration for the Irish Fund Industry Association, he is now a regular writer and speaker on European trade reporting regulation. A dual national of the UK and Republic of Ireland, John holds a combined honours degree in Arts & Social Sciences from the University of Kent.


Matthew Hill
Chief Compliance Officer

Matthew Hill, who joined REGIS-TR as CCO in April 2019, is a Compliance professional with over 20 years’ experience in the finance, regulatory and trade repository sectors. He has held roles in a number of major investment banks, including Barclays Capital and Banco Santander, and was instrumental in the setup and management of the trade repositories established by the exchanges ICE and CME. He has also held the UK regulatory control functions for Compliance and Anti Money Laundering at Cater Allen International Ltd and Creditex Brokerage LLP.


David Retana
Acting Chief Operations Officer

David Retana is joint Managing Director of REGIS-TR. He joined the company in 2011 as Head of the Project Office after having headed up the Market Surveillance Department at MEFF (Spanish Derivatives Exchange) for more than 9 years. David joined the BME Group in March 2000 as a futures and options trader at the MEFF front-desk. He holds a degree in Finance from San Pablo CEU University, Spain, and a Master of Quality Audit from Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE), Spain.