John Austin

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John Austin
Occupation Interim CEO/Director
Employer Nadex
Location Chicago
LinkedIn Profile

John has been a Nadex director since January 2012 and will be acting as interim CEO until Timothy McDermott's successor is appointed.


John Austin has over 15 years of experience in retail derivatives and developed the world’s first retail focused binary contracts in 2002, while working as IG Group’s New Products Director. More recently, John has served as Head of Research at IG Group plc in London. [1]

John Austin sits on the board of Nadex and previously spent eighteen months in Chicago as CEO of IG US Holdings, Nadex's immediate holding company, providing him with detailed knowledge of Nadex and its operations, which will further augment the transition process.[2]


John studied Chemistry and Computer Science at Cambridge University and has a Masters in Finance from London Business School.


  1. Meet the Team in Nadex. Nadex.
  2. Nadex Announces New CEO, Tim McDermott. PRNewswire.
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