CEO of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority

    Richard joined Abu Dhabi Global Market in March 2015 and is responsible for overseeing the development and administration of the regulatory framework to govern ADGM and its member institutions. Having more than two decades of regulatory leadership and capital markets experience in the financial industry, he joined ADGM from the Singapore Exchange (“SGX”), where he held various positions since 2007, leading up to his last post as Chief Regulatory Officer. 


    CEO of the Registration Authority

    Dhaher is responsible for developing and overseeing the registration process for both financial and non-financial services companies’ establishment within Abu Dhabi Global Market. He will also oversee the registration of real property and oversight of members’ compliance to laws and non-financial-services-related regulations. Dhaher has held numerous roles related to business development and strategy over the course of his career and has spent over six years with the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority, in various managerial positions. 


    Chief Operating Officer

    Khalid oversees the shared services operations of Abu Dhabi Global Market including Human Capital, Finance, Information Technology and General Services. Prior to joining ADGM, Khalid was Head of Finance and Management Affairs at Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) after having spent seven years at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).

  • The Right Honourable Lord David Hope of Craighead

    Chief Justice of ADGM Courts

    The Right Honourable Lord David Hope of Craighead was appointed Chief Justice of Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts on October 2015. One of the most respected UK judges with over 50 years of legal, judicial and parliamentary experience, he will be responsible for presiding over ADGM’s legal framework through ADGM Courts of the First Instance and of Appeal.

    Lord David Hope of Craighead was a member of the UK’s highest courts for 24 years, and is currently the Convener of the Cross Bench Peers in the House of Lords of the UK Parliament. In recognition of his contribution to public office and as a chivalric honour, Lord Hope was appointed a Knight of the Order of The Thistle by Queen Elizabeth II in 2009.

  • Linda Fitz-Alan

    Registrar and Chief Executive of ADGM Courts


    Linda Fitz-Alan was appointed Registrar of ADGM Courts in October 2015.  Linda will lead the development and implementation of ADGM Courts’ organisation and operational structure as well as design case management and courtroom processes, with particular focus on ensuring the availability of a comprehensive range of electronic services. Linda has more than 30 years’ legal experience, previously serving as CEO and Principal Registrar of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia. Linda has also held a number of senior legal positions including being a Partner at Colin Biggers & Paisley in Sydney, Australia, a Partner at TressCox in Sydney, Australia, and a Senior Litigation Claim Counsel at CNA Insurance in New York City, USA. Linda graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia, with a Bachelor of Laws in 1984.