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ASX Clearing and Settlement Boards

Backed by significant capital and collateral, and overseen by Australian regulators, ASX’s clearing and settlement infrastructure supports the world-class reputation of Australia's financial markets.

ASX Clear is the clearing house for Australia’s equity markets, including cash equities and equity options.

ASX Clear:

ASX Clear is authorised to clear transactions for certain customers located in a number of jurisdictions, including the EU and United States.

ASX Clear is currently the sole provider of clearing services for Australia’s equity markets, and has made a number of commitments to customers of its cash equities clearing services which are set out in a Code of Practice.

The Board of ASX Clear is made up of 3 directors from ASX Limited and 3 non-ASX Limited directors.  The Chair is a non-ASX Limited director.  The non-ASX Limited directors can form a quorum to consider any conflict or commercially sensitive matters for listing and trading venues concerning their clearing arrangements with ASX Clear.  The directors of ASX Clear are listed below.

Stephen Knight

Independent, Non-Executive Director
BA, FAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Mr Stephen Knight is one of three non-ASX Limited directors of ASX’s clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s equity markets, ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Mr Knight was appointed Chairman of ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited on 1 January 2020.

Mr Knight has over 35 years of experience in the Australian finance industry.

Adrian Todd

Independent, Non-Executive Director
MSc in Mathematical Science

Skills, experience and expertise

Mr Adrian Todd is one of three non-ASX Limited directors of ASX’s clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s equity markets, ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited.

Mr Todd has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry.

Carolyn Colley

Independent, Non-Executive Director
FCA, GAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Ms Carolyn Colley has more than 30 years of leadership experience spanning the financial services, product development, technology and innovation sectors across many disciplines.

Ms Colley is an Independent Non-Executive Director, Member of the Audit and Risk Committees and Chair of the Board Claims Review Committee of OnePath Custodians and Oasis Fund Management, ANZ Bank’s Wealth businesses.

Other board members

Directors also on the board of ASX Limited:

  • Dr Ken Henry
    Independent Director
  • Peter Marriott
    Independent Director
  • Dominic Stevens
    Managing Director and CEO

ASX Clear (Futures) is the clearing house for Australia’s derivatives and OTC markets.

ASX Clear (Futures):

The directors of ASX Clear (Futures) are listed below.

Stephen Knight

Independent, Non-Executive Director
BA, FAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Mr Stephen Knight is one of three non-ASX Limited directors of ASX’s clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s equity markets, ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Mr Knight was appointed Chairman of ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited on 1 January 2020.

Mr Knight has over 35 years of experience in the Australian finance industry.

Adrian Todd

Independent, Non-Executive Director
MSc in Mathematical Science

Skills, experience and expertise

Mr Adrian Todd is one of three non-ASX Limited directors of ASX’s clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s equity markets, ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited.

Mr Todd has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry.

Carolyn Colley

Independent, Non-Executive Director
FCA, GAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Ms Carolyn Colley has more than 30 years of leadership experience spanning the financial services, product development, technology and innovation sectors across many disciplines.

Ms Colley is an Independent Non-Executive Director, Member of the Audit and Risk Committees and Chair of the Board Claims Review Committee of OnePath Custodians and Oasis Fund Management, ANZ Bank’s Wealth businesses.

Peter Warne

Independent, Non-Executive Director
BA, FAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Mr Warne is Chairman of Austraclear Limited and a director of ASX Clear (Futures) Pty Limited, the ASX clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s derivatives, OTC and debt markets, and their intermediate holding companies.

Mr Warne has over 30 years’ experience in financial markets and brings a deep practical and technical understanding of debt, equities and derivatives markets, and risk management.

Other board members

Directors also on the board of ASX Limited:

  • Damian Roche
    Independent Chair
  • Yasmin Allen
    Independent Director
  • Peter Marriott
    Independent Director
  • Dominic Stevens
    Managing Director and CEO
  • Rob Woods
    Independent Director

ASX Settlement is the settlement and depositary system for Australia’s equity markets.

ASX Settlement:

ASX Settlement is currently the sole provider of settlement services for Australia’s equity markets, and has made a number of commitments to customers of its cash equities settlement services, which are set out in a Code of Practice.

The Board of ASX Settlement is made up of 3 directors from ASX Limited and 3 non-ASX Limited directors.  The Chair is a non-ASX Limited director.  The non-ASX Limited directors can form a quorum to consider any conflict or commercially sensitive matters for listing and trading venues concerning their settlement arrangements with ASX Settlement.

The directors of ASX Settlement are listed below.

Stephen Knight

Independent, Non-Executive Director
BA, FAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Mr Stephen Knight is one of three non-ASX Limited directors of ASX’s clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s equity markets, ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Mr Knight was appointed Chairman of ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited on 1 January 2020.

Mr Knight has over 35 years of experience in the Australian finance industry.

Adrian Todd

Independent, Non-Executive Director
MSc in Mathematical Science

Skills, experience and expertise

Mr Adrian Todd is one of three non-ASX Limited directors of ASX’s clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s equity markets, ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited.

Mr Todd has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry.

Carolyn Colley

Independent, Non-Executive Director
FCA, GAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Ms Carolyn Colley has more than 30 years of leadership experience spanning the financial services, product development, technology and innovation sectors across many disciplines.

Ms Colley is an Independent Non-Executive Director, Member of the Audit and Risk Committees and Chair of the Board Claims Review Committee of OnePath Custodians and Oasis Fund Management, ANZ Bank’s Wealth businesses.

Other board members

Directors also on the board of ASX Limited:

  • Dr Ken Henry
    Independent Director
  • Peter Marriott
    Independent Director
  • Dominic Stevens
    Managing Director and CEO

Austraclear is the settlement and depositary system for Australia’s fixed interest markets.

Austraclear:

The directors of Austraclear are listed below.

Stephen Knight

Independent, Non-Executive Director
BA, FAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Mr Stephen Knight is one of three non-ASX Limited directors of ASX’s clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s equity markets, ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Mr Knight was appointed Chairman of ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited on 1 January 2020.

Mr Knight has over 35 years of experience in the Australian finance industry.

Adrian Todd

Independent, Non-Executive Director
MSc in Mathematical Science

Skills, experience and expertise

Mr Adrian Todd is one of three non-ASX Limited directors of ASX’s clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s equity markets, ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited.

Mr Todd has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry.

Carolyn Colley

Independent, Non-Executive Director
FCA, GAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Ms Carolyn Colley has more than 30 years of leadership experience spanning the financial services, product development, technology and innovation sectors across many disciplines.

Ms Colley is an Independent Non-Executive Director, Member of the Audit and Risk Committees and Chair of the Board Claims Review Committee of OnePath Custodians and Oasis Fund Management, ANZ Bank’s Wealth businesses.

Peter Warne

Independent, Non-Executive Director
BA, FAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Mr Warne is Chairman of Austraclear Limited and a director of ASX Clear (Futures) Pty Limited, the ASX clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s derivatives, OTC and debt markets, and their intermediate holding companies.

Mr Warne has over 30 years’ experience in financial markets and brings a deep practical and technical understanding of debt, equities and derivatives markets, and risk management.

Other board members

Directors also on the board of ASX Limited:

  • Peter Marriott
    Independent Director
  • Yasmin Allen
    Independent Director
  • Damian Roche
    Independent Director
  • Dominic Stevens
    Managing Director and CEO
  • Rob Woods
    Independent Director

ASX Clearing Corporation is the intermediate holding company for ASX’s clearing licensees ASX Clear and ASX Clear (Futures).

ASX Clearing Corporation manages the treasury function for ASX’s clearing houses.

The directors of ASX Clearing Corporation are listed below.

Stephen Knight

Independent, Non-Executive Director
BA, FAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Mr Stephen Knight is one of three non-ASX Limited directors of ASX’s clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s equity markets, ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Mr Knight was appointed Chairman of ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited on 1 January 2020.

Mr Knight has over 35 years of experience in the Australian finance industry.

Adrian Todd

Independent, Non-Executive Director
MSc in Mathematical Science

Skills, experience and expertise

Mr Adrian Todd is one of three non-ASX Limited directors of ASX’s clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s equity markets, ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited.

Mr Todd has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry.

Carolyn Colley

Independent, Non-Executive Director
FCA, GAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Ms Carolyn Colley has more than 30 years of leadership experience spanning the financial services, product development, technology and innovation sectors across many disciplines.

Ms Colley is an Independent Non-Executive Director, Member of the Audit and Risk Committees and Chair of the Board Claims Review Committee of OnePath Custodians and Oasis Fund Management, ANZ Bank’s Wealth businesses.

Peter Warne

Independent, Non-Executive Director
BA, FAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Mr Warne is Chairman of Austraclear Limited and a director of ASX Clear (Futures) Pty Limited, the ASX clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s derivatives, OTC and debt markets, and their intermediate holding companies.

Mr Warne has over 30 years’ experience in financial markets and brings a deep practical and technical understanding of debt, equities and derivatives markets, and risk management.

Other board members

Directors also on the board of ASX Limited:

  • Rick Holliday-Smith
    Independent Chair
  • Yasmin Allen
    Independent Director
  • Dr Ken Henry
    Independent Director
  • Peter Marriott
    Independent Director
  • Damian Roche
    Independent Director
  • Dominic Stevens
    Managing Director and CEO
  • Rob Woods
    Independent Director

ASX Settlement Corporation is the intermediate holding company for ASX’s settlement licensees ASX Settlement and Austraclear.

The directors of ASX Settlement Corporation are listed below.

Stephen Knight

Independent, Non-Executive Director
BA, FAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Mr Stephen Knight is one of three non-ASX Limited directors of ASX’s clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s equity markets, ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited. Mr Knight was appointed Chairman of ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited on 1 January 2020.

Mr Knight has over 35 years of experience in the Australian finance industry.

Adrian Todd

Independent, Non-Executive Director
MSc in Mathematical Science

Skills, experience and expertise

Mr Adrian Todd is one of three non-ASX Limited directors of ASX’s clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s equity markets, ASX Clear Pty Limited and ASX Settlement Pty Limited.

Mr Todd has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry.

Carolyn Colley

Independent, Non-Executive Director
FCA, GAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Ms Carolyn Colley has more than 30 years of leadership experience spanning the financial services, product development, technology and innovation sectors across many disciplines.

Ms Colley is an Independent Non-Executive Director, Member of the Audit and Risk Committees and Chair of the Board Claims Review Committee of OnePath Custodians and Oasis Fund Management, ANZ Bank’s Wealth businesses.

Peter Warne

Independent, Non-Executive Director
BA, FAICD

Skills, experience and expertise

Mr Warne is Chairman of Austraclear Limited and a director of ASX Clear (Futures) Pty Limited, the ASX clearing and settlement licensees for Australia’s derivatives, OTC and debt markets, and their intermediate holding companies.

Mr Warne has over 30 years’ experience in financial markets and brings a deep practical and technical understanding of debt, equities and derivatives markets, and risk management.

Other board members

Directors also on the board of ASX Limited:

  • Rick Holliday-Smith
    Independent Chair
  • Yasmin Allen
    Independent Director
  • Dr Ken Henry
    Independent Director
  • Peter Marriott
    Independent Director
  • Damian Roche
    Independent Director
  • Dominic Stevens
    Managing Director and CEO
  • Rob Woods
    Independent Director