ISC | Transforming Markets


Robert Owen, Chairman. Robert has over 35 years' experience in the financial services industry as both a regulator and market practitioner. He was Adviser in 1988 to the Hong Kong Government and led the implementation of extensive reforms to the Hong Kong regulatory system, which included the establishment of the Securities and Futures Commission, of which he was the first chairman. He has been Chairman of three listed companies, a member of the Council of Lloyds of London, a Board Member of the Dubai Financial Services Authority, and an adviser to the Singapore Exchange Limited.
Susan Selwyn-Khan, Group Managing Director. Susan has 40 years industry experience. She joined the London Stock Exchange in 1973. In 1987 she was asked to join the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong as Deputy Chief Executive, where she often acted as Chief Executive, during a period of major reform in that market. She founded ISC in 1989 and since then has developed the firm into one of the world's premier specialist capital market consultancies. She takes keen interest in market structure and licensing of intermediaries particularly in the frontier markets.
Zulf Mir, Executive Director. Zulf has been involved in a variety of projects implementing solutions for stock exchanges, securities market regulators and capital market participants in numerous jurisdictions over the last 20 years. In particular, he manages large-scale programs with multiple project managers and has a track record of successfully executing engagements on time and within budget. In addition he has assisted clients with strategic blueprints, business plans, feasibility studies and reengineering business processes.
Valerie McFarlane, Executive Director. She has worked in the international securities industry throughout the world, having started her career in 1970 when she became a trader with a large London stockbroker. She held various senior positions in the London Stock Exchange. She has gained a reputation within the industry as a leading expert in all matters concerned with trading, clearing and settlement, and depositories and has also worked extensively on securities regulation world-wide.
Andy Wilson, former CEO and now Senior Consultant. Andy was formerly General Manager of the Scottish Stock Exchange, Head of Investigations at the London Stock Exchange and Head of Market Operations at the London Trade Options Market. He has advised on all aspects of the industry including legislation; regulation and enforcement; strategic development, exchange restructuring; product development; trading systems; training for market participants; marketing to companies, potential participants and investors.
Estella Tang, Associate Director. Estella has had 35 years experience of working in both sophisticated and emerging financial markets and advising securities regulators. She assisted in creating the first Hong Kong regulator in 1973 which is acknowledged to be one of the most effective in Asia.
Connie Tsui, Operations Manager. Connie has been with ISC for 18 years.  She takes on much of the front-line liaison with clients on administrative issues, project delivery logistics and contractual matters. She is also responsible for liaison with our consultants and ensuring service standards are met for our clients. She is a fluent Mandarin speaker.