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Meet WorldFirst

At WorldFirst, our mission is to create the world’s best foreign exchange platform for individuals and international businesses.

WorldFirst was born back in 2004 by two innovators in a South London basement armed with ten years of banking experience, an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to provide customers a real alternative to the big banks. Since then, we’ve grown exponentially and with a global team around 600 strong, have become a market-leading, multi-award winning, bank-beating, rapidly-growing, fun-loving international payments company.

Currently, more than 400,000 global customers & 150,000 global businesses choose WorldFirst for their international transfers. We have transferred £70 Billion for our customers since we launched, more than 1 million transfers per year

Below you can put a face to the name of the WorldFirst management team. And learn a little more about what makes them tick.

Jonathan Quin

Jonathan Quin

Graduated with Law and Accountancy degree from the University of Edinburgh. Started at Citibank as a trader and later headed the European sales of online FX trading products. Moved to RBS as the Head of Business Development in the Financial Markets Division. Co-founded WorldFirst in January 2004.
Kelly Jackson

Kelly Jackson

Graduated from UCL with a degree in Psychology. Went travelling around South East Asia and Australasia before starting her HR career at QAS Limited, a subsidiary of Experian Plc. Most recently headed up the HR team at Stemcor Ltd, a privately-owned international steel trading company. Joined WorldFirst as Group HR Director in November 2014.
Reg Dhanjal

Reg Dhanjal

Reg joined WorldFirst in 2017 and has responsibility for our legal, compliance, risk, financial crime, internal audit and company secretariat teams. Prior to WorldFirst, Reg held a number of roles and was most recently a Partner at the law firm Pinsent Masons. Reg graduated with a Law degree from the University of Cambridge.
Jeff Parker

Jeff Parker

Jeff was previously on the executive board at OFX – formerly OzForex – most recently in the role of Chief Enterprise Officer with responsibility for growing the B2B business globally. He also gained considerable financial services experience as a director at Macquarie Bank where he worked for the Investments and Advisory division. Jeff is also an ACMA qualified management accountant.
Kerry Tremble

Kerry Tremble

Kerry is Group CFO of WorldFirst. Kerry was previously Deputy Finance Director for Lloyds Retail Bank and a partner in KPMG’s Corporate and Investment Banking Consulting practice. In the latter role, he worked with global investment banks in a range of areas including Business & Operational Strategy and Financial & Risk Management.
Craige Pendleton-Browne

Craige Pendleton-Browne

With over 25 years experience in technology roles, Craige has worked as CTO in both Australia and the UK. His most recent roles include CTO for News Digital Media, iCareHealth, and OFX, Australia’s leading fintech business. In his last three roles Craige has owned both product development and technology delivery. He is passionate about how digital technology and Agile product development can drive commercial success.
Tim Rudman

Tim Rudman

Graduated with a bachelor's degree in Finance, Marketing and International Business in South Africa. Following a brief stint working in marketing, moved to London in 2007. Joined WorldFirst in 2008 as the desk assistant in the online sellers team before taking on a variety of roles including Head of Operations and, ultimately, COO.
Ray Ridgeway

Ray Ridgeway

After graduating with a BCom - Economics degree at UCT in South Africa, Ray moved to the London and worked in the financial service, tax and accounting industry. During his UK tenure he worked in various Account management, accounting, consulting and management positions before finding his ideal fit in Group Sales as Commercial Manager, across 3 countries. Ray joined WorldFirst Australia in 2012 as one of the Senior Business Development Managers, before building and heading up the Corporate Sales Desk, and then leading both Sales and Dealing functions, as Chief Commercial Officer. In 2017 Ray was promoted to Country Manager, WorldFirst Australia.

Paul Basson

Paul Basson

Paul joined the WorldFirst team in 2008 initially running the middle office team for the London private client desk. In 2010 he relocated to the Australian office and is now the Operations Manager. Originally from Cape Town, Paul holds a degree in Politics and Economics from the University of Cape Town and previously worked in customer relations for a leading motor manufacturer.

Joan Jreij

Joan Jreij

In March 2017, Joan joined WorldFirst as HR Manager – Australia. After graduating with a HR Diploma she commenced her career within the recruitment industry. Joan commenced her HR career with Sony DADC – a subsidiary of Sony Corp eventually heading up the HR and WHS function in Australia and NZ. Joan is currently completing a master’s degree in HRM.

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World First Pty Ltd is a designated remittance provider with the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), remittance sector registration number: IND100192523-001. Regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) number 331945. Australian Company Number (ACN) 132 368 971. Member of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority, membership number 13405.

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