He joins from Hiscox Ltd, the international specialist insurer, where he has been Chief Financial Officer since 1999. He is a main board director at Hiscox and member of the Executive Group where he is one of three executive directors leading the strategic direction of Hiscox.
Bridges, who will sit on the Global Executive Management Group and Board of ICAP, will be based in London and will report to Michael Spencer, Group Chief Executive Officer.
Commenting on the announcement, Michael Spencer said: 'Stuart brings valuable experience and an impressive track record in the global financial services industry and I am delighted that he is joining ICAP. His appointment marks the culmination of a comprehensive process to find the best candidate for this role. It is an exciting time to be joining ICAP: we are focused on investing further in expanding our product portfolio and services into areas where we see potential and redeploying our energies on our market leading assets. Stuart will be a key part of the management team that will drive forward our strategy and I look forward to working with him'.