LSE boss quits after ‘unwelcome publicity’

Xavier Rolet has been chief executive of the London Stock Exchange since 2009 © Getty Xavier Rolet has been chief executive of the London Stock Exchange since 2009

The chief executive of the owner of the London Stock Exchange, Xavier Rolet, is stepping down with immediate effect after a boardroom crisis over his future.

Mr Rolet had been due to leave by the end of next year but his departure has now been brought forward following a wrangle between the board and an activist investor that objected to the plans.

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