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Equiniti Appoints Former EQi Chief Thera Prins As CEO Of UK Shareholder Services Business

Wednesday, 15 June 2022
  • Appointment places Thera Prins in one of the most senior roles in the shareholder services industry globally
  • Appointment supports Equiniti’s ongoing focus on customers and digital transformation
  • Equiniti is the UK’s largest share registrar and second largest in the US market

EQ (Equiniti), a leading provider of mission-critical shareholder and regulatory technology and services, has announced the appointment of Thera Prins as new CEO of its UK Shareholder Services division. She succeeds Paul Matthews, who retires after 11 years in the role. 

Thera has a deep knowledge of the business having joined Equiniti 6 years ago to lead its retail investor business EQi, which she notably grew into a Top 5 firm in the UK. Other roles at EQ have included CEO of its regulated business, Group Chief Operating Officer, Chief Transformation Officer and Chair of its Indian operations. She led the Group’s crisis response to Covid throughout the pandemic, leading to widespread praise from clients, which include many of the FTSE100.

The appointment reflects Thera’s proven track-record and Equiniti’s ongoing focus on digital transformation as it pursues its vision of being the leading global share registrar.

Prior to Equiniti, Thera spent over 28 years in transformative leadership roles within regulated financial services and blue-chip companies. Most notably Ernst & Young, The Financial Times, Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays and Visa.

Paul Lynam, CEO of Equiniti Group commented:

“Thera is an invaluable member of our senior management team and I’ve no doubt her passion and energy will make a huge impact in this strategic role. As Chief Transformation Officer she set out an ambitious programme of change which means she is perfectly placed to deliver the ongoing enhancements to products and services which will benefit our valued customers. Thera’s experience will be a huge asset as we seek to continue to lead the Shareholder Services industry in the UK and beyond.”

Thera Prins, CEO of Equiniti Shareholder Services (UK) commented:

“I have been privileged to work in a number of roles across the business and I am delighted to now be heading up this flagship division. I look forward to working even more closely with the UK Shareholder Services team, and with our global operation, to deliver the best experience for Equiniti’s incredible roster of customers who remain at the heart of our approach.”


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Olivia Peters
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