Jacqueline Mills to join the Association for Financial Markets in Europe

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Jacqueline Mills, currently Director of Asset Finance and Research at Leaseurope, is to leave the federation in July to join the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) as a Director in its Prudential Regulation Division.

London-based AFME is an association which acts as a bridge between the wholesale financial markets, politicians, regulators and the public. Its activities comprise: Advocacy – maintaining a close dialogue with regulators to ensure that the industry’s perspective is understood and carries weight, and Policy development – where it applies its market expertise to assist formulation of EU and national legislation.

Mills joined Leaseurope in 2004 and served in various roles within the federation prior to her promotion to Director of Asset Finance and Research in June 2012.

Tanguy van de Werve, Leaseurope’s Director General said:  “On behalf of Leaseurope and the entire team, I want to thank Jacqueline for her truly exceptional contribution to the federation over the past 10 years. Jacqueline has been instrumental in our efforts to build a strong and deep pool of talent within our organisation.”

Mills added: “The past 10 years with Leaseurope have been a fantastic learning experience. We’ve built a dynamic organisation that’s at the forefront of industry’s response to legislative developments and delivers on membership needs for quality research and European-wide statistical products.

“I’d like to thank my colleagues at the Leaseurope Secretariat for their dedication and collaboration over the years and look forward to seeing the fruits of the many new projects they will undertake in the future. It’s also been a pleasure to work with the many inspiring and committed people this industry generates. These individuals have truly communicated their passion for leasing to me and this is something I will carry with me for the rest of my career,”

Jukka Salonen, Leaseurope’s Chairman, added: “We are grateful to Jacqueline for her many years of service to Leaseurope. She has built a strong research team and has been an outstanding advocate in Brussels and beyond for the European leasing industry. Her contribution and dedication, when representing the industry on complex files such as the lease accounting project and prudential supervision, are widely recognised by all. We will miss Jacqueline’s passion and leadership. On behalf of Leaseurope, please join me and Tanguy in wishing Jacqueline the very best of luck and the greatest of success in all her future endeavours.”

AFME was formed in November 2009 through the merger of the London Investment Banking Association and the European arm of the Securities Industries and Financial Markets Association.