Heath Tarbert


Heath Tarbert is Chief Legal Officer of Citadel Securities, responsible for the firm’s global legal, compliance, surveillance, regulatory affairs, and corporate governance functions.

Prior to joining Citadel Securities, Heath was the 14th Chairman and Chief Executive of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Vice Chairman of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). He was previously Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Markets, concurrently serving as G-7/G-20 Deputy Finance Minister, a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), and U.S. executive director of the World Bank Group. Earlier in his career, Heath served as a Supreme Court law clerk, associate White House counsel, special counsel to the Senate Banking Committee, and a partner at two international law firms.

Heath is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and the American Law Institute. He is also a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association and Council on Foreign Relations. He earned his BS from Mount St. Mary’s University, his JD and SJD from the University of Pennsylvania, and his DPhil from Oxford University.

From 2013-2017, Heath was a Senior Fellow at the Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS).