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.
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 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.
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.