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ISE Corporate Structure

Company Structure

The Irish Stock Exchange plc (ISE) is a public company limited by shares.


The ISE is governed by its Board of Directors (the “Board”) and Management, each of which has defined obligations and responsibilities.  The Board consists of 10 Directors, all of whom are non-executive with the exception of the Chief Executive.  Four of the Directors are appointed by the shareholders.

The appointment of all directors is subject to prior approval of the Central Bank of Ireland which regulates the ISE.

More information about the ISE's shareholders and Board members is available here.


The Company has two subsidiaries:

  • an 80% subsidiary - the European Wholesale Securities Market Limited (EWSM Ltd) - which operates the European Wholesale Securities Market (EWSM). The Malta Stock Exchange is a 20% shareholder in EWSM Ltd.
  • a 100% subsidiary, ISE Services Limited, which operates under the trading name ISE Listing Services.

Board Committees

The Board Committees which are concerned with the governance of the Company are:

  • the Audit Committee,
  • the Senior Appointments and Remuneration Committee, and  
  • the Investment Committee.  

The ISE also has a number of regulatory committees related to its regulatory functions please click here for more information.

Internal Audit Charter for the ISE



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The Irish Stock Exchange plc is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
Registered in Ireland: No 539157, Registered Office: 28 Anglesea Street, Dublin 2.

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