As a result of the promotion of Mark Phelps to group CEO in February 2018, Ibbotson was appointed non-executive chairman of G. H. Financials effective April 2, 2018, succeeding Duncan Paterson.
He was previously co-CEO of NYSE Liffe, sharing the position with Finbarr Hutcheson. He departed in August 2013.  Hutcheson and Ibbotson were named to the position on July 9, 2012, replacing Garry Jones, who resigned as CEO of Liffe in June 2012.
As co-CEO of Liffe, Ibbotson was responsible for exchange trading, clearing and regulation. He was also global head of clearing at NYSE Euronext.
Ibbotson has a law degree from the University of Nottingham and an MBA from Bradford University.
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