Brigitte Trafford joins the FTSE 100 firm as director of corporate affairs. She replaces Mike Sheard, who has been in the role for 11 years and is retiring at the end of July.
Trafford resigned from Lloyds in March after new CEO and former head of UK banking at Santander Antonio Horta-Osorio brought in Matthew Young, formerly comms director at Santander UK, as corporate affairs director.
At ICAP, she will be responsible for all aspects of the firm's global comms, including investor relations, media relations, public affairs and customer and employee comms.
Trafford was formerly group comms director at ITV and has worked in-house at Dow Jones and Cable & Wireless Europe.