Mr. Smith is a co-Founder of Credit Benchmark, an independent source of credit data, contributed by leading global banks.
He was CEO of independent securities lending data specialist Data Explorers from 2008, leading the company through to its successful sale to Markit in April 2012. Prior to this he worked at Thomson Reuters where he was CEO of Thomson Financial’s businesses in Europe and Asia.
He served as CEO of FT.com and a member the Financial Times Group’s management board, and CEO of eCountries. Donal is a non-executive director of Trinity Mirror plc, and Chairman of Selerity, a New York based news service for trading firms.
He holds a degree in the History of Art and English Literature from University College Dublin.