Cliff Richards is the Executive General Manager for Equity Post-Trade Services, ASX. He joined the ASX in 2015 and is responsible for equity post-trade business development activities including replacing the CHESS system with distributed ledger technology. Cliff has more than 20 years' financial services experience as a capital markets and technology executive leading large change programs. Prior to ASX, Cliff held a number of senior stockbroking, wealth management and technology roles at the National Australia Bank, Macquarie Bank and other capital market businesses. His professional passion is to drive technology-enabled change to innovate, automate and democratise access to financial services.