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We know that moving your money around the world means a lot more than just changing pounds to euros, or dollars to yen.

Every payment has a story. Perhaps you're building an international e-commerce business by selling on global marketplaces and collecting sales revenues in different currencies?

Whatever your story, we want it to have the perfect ending. We'll go out of our way to make that happen, and will make sure every payment has a happily ever after.


Look how far we've come


This year we have

48,000+


New customers

0


Automated machines to talk to

JPY 10,384.2


Donated to charity

The team

We're one of the most experienced teams in foreign exchange. Even more importantly, we're a group of people who care and who'll pull out all the stops to make sure you get the most from your currency exchange.

Below you can put a face to the name of the World First management team. And learn a little more about what makes them tick. We've all picked 3 words that really mean something to us. What would your 3 words be?

Jonathan Quin

Jonathan Quin

Chief Executive Officer

Cars, Design, Cadell


Jonathan Quin

Jonathan Quin

Jonathan co-founded World First in January 2004. His career before this included two years as Head of Business Development within the Financial Markets division of RBS. Prior to that he was at Citibank, initially as a trader before moving to the bank's global corporate sales desk. He then looked after the European sales of Citibank's online FX trading products. Jonathan holds a law and accountancy degree from the University of Edinburgh.
Sir David Clementi

Sir David Clementi

Chairman

Boats, Ballet, Cowes


Sir David Clementi

Sir David Clementi

Sir David joined World First as senior adviser in 2006 and has been the chairman since 2011. He is also currently chairman of Kings Cross Central. His previous roles include chairman of Prudential plc, director of Rio Tinto plc and director of The Royal Opera House. In addition he was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from 1997 to 2002 and was also chief executive of Kleinwort Benson. He is a graduate of Oxford University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Sir David is also the grandson of Sir Cecil Clementi, former governor of Singapore.
Nick Robinson

Nick Robinson

Vice Chairman

Machrihanish, Scottish Rocks, Grass


Nick Robinson

Nick Robinson

Nick co-founded World First in January 2004. He joined Citibank on the UK Corporate Foreign Exchange desk and looked after a large client group including many FTSE 100 companies. After this, he joined Credit Agricole Indosuez to launch their UK Corporate foreign exchange and interest rate hedging business. He most recently spent two years setting up our Australian office in Sydney. Nick holds a business and French degree from Reading University.
Alexander Filshie

Alexander Filshie

Chief Financial Officer

Teamwork, Motors, Tuscany


Magnus Batsvik-Miller

Alexander Filshie

Alexander joined the team at World First in 2016 as the Chief Financial Officer. Alexander has more than twenty years’ experience in the global financial services sector holding leadership positions at Standard Chartered, Barclays, American Express and, most recently, as Group CFO at CLS Group, operators of the world’s largest multicurrency cash settlement service.
Mike Ward

Mike Ward

Chief Revenue Officer

Hockey, Watches, Toronto


Mike Ward

Mike Ward

Mike joined World First in January 2015 as Chief Executive Officer for North America and also as one of our Joint Chief Commercial Officers sitting on our Global Executive team. Prior to this he had been Chief Executive Officer at OzForex during his three year tenure and before that Business Development Manager at Jameson Bank. Mike grew up in Toronto, moving to the States to attend University and indulge his passion for playing ice hockey, while studying Finance at Liberty College. When not working he likes to spend his free time with his family or on the golf course.
Martin Talbot

Martin Talbot

Chief Marketing Officer

Estrela, Reichenbach Falls, Mandarin Oriental


Martin Talbot

Martin Talbot

Martin joined World First in August 2014 as Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to this he had been Marketing Director and Board member at Wiggle.co.uk and Marketing Director at Play.com. Both on-line retailers known for an entrepreneurial and disruptive approach to established markets, Martin developed the marketing strategy that helped deliver accelerated year on year growth for both businesses. Martin graduated with an Honours Degree in Business from University in Leicester with his early career being spent at Sony Pictures and Associated Newspapers.
Kelly Jackson

Kelly Jackson

Group HR Director

Sihanoukville, Great British Bake Off, Cocktails


Kelly Jackson

Kelly Jackson

Kelly joined World First as Group HR Director in November 2014. After graduating from UCL with a degree in Psychology, she went travelling around South East Asia and Australasia before starting her HR career at QAS Limited – a subsidiary of Experian Plc. Most recently she headed up the HR team at Stemcor Ltd – a privately owned international steel trading company.
Tim Rudman

Tim Rudman

Chief Operating Officer

Africa, The Internet, Squash


Tim Rudman

Tim Rudman

Tim qualified with a bachelors degree in Finance, marketing and international business in South Africa. Following a brief stint working in marketing, Tim moved to London in 2007. In 2008 Tim joined World First as a E-Commerce desk assistant and worked his way through a variety of roles including Head of Operations. Tim is now our Group Chief Operating Officer.
Graham Stanton

Graham Stanton

Chief Commercial Officer-
Private and Corporate

Laphroaig, Gadgets, Kilts


Graham Stanton

Graham Stanton

Graham joined World First in 2007 in the corporate sales team. He has risen through the ranks from a senior advisor, to Manager of the Corporate Sales team and then Manager of Partnerships and Corporate Sales. Graham is now our Country Manager. Previously Graham worked for a technology based Mergers and Acquisitions firm. He graduated from Nottingham University in 2003.
Millie Richardson

Millie Richardson

Chief Compliance Officer

Angkor Wat, G&T, Cake craft


Millie Richardson

Millie Richardson

Millie joined World First in June 2013, having worked as the Head of Governance and Reporting at AXA. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, she joined the Global Financial Services Audit at HSBC. After a spell at the FSA (now FCA) as an insurance supervisor, she went back to HSBC to set up the Enterprise Risk Management Function for their insurance operations, eventually becoming the Global Compliance Officer for HSBC Insurance.
Tim Watson

Tim Watson

Head of IT

Science, Technology, Beer


Tim Watson

Tim Watson

Tim joined World First in 2009 as a software developer and systems administrator. Before joining the company he ran a successful IT consulting business helping businesses open offices worldwide as well as helping with deploying secure and reliable network infrastructures. Tim graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2001 with an MSci in Chemistry and in 2005 with a PhD in Theoretical/Computational Chemistry.
Jabu Henson

Jabu Henson

Managing Director, Asia

Diving, 50mm lens, Malbec

Jabu Henson

Jabu Henson

Jabu has recently moved to Singapore and has been appointed Managing Director of our Hong Kong and Singapore offices. He joined World First in 2004 and was our 3rd employee. He was Chief Operating Officer in London for 5 years before he travelled over to Washington DC to help start up our US office. He is a fully qualified commercial airline pilot, holds a BSc in Financial Economics from the University of London and holds an MBA from Cass Business School.
Nick Aston

Nick Aston

Chief Commercial Officer –
Group eCommerce

Classic cars, Sailing, Cotopaxi


Nick Aston

Nick Aston

Nick is the Chief Commercial Officer responsible for our E-Commerce business globally and part of the Global Leadership team. He joined World First in January 2012 as the Commercial Director for Asia and set-up our offices in Singapore and Hong Kong. He has lived in Asia for the last six years having previously worked for a wealth management firm in Shanghai. He holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Birmingham.
Jason Brankin

Jason Brankin

Head of Operations, Asia

Eastwood, Rolling Stones, Sneakers

Jason Brankin

Jason Brankin

Jason heads up operations in Hong Kong. He joined World First in 2007 as a part of the finance team. After working as a private client dealer he became the first full time member of the e-commerce team. He is a graduate of Seneca College and the HBC Future Executive Program.
Henry Chen

Henry Chen

Head of Sales and Partnerships

New York Yankees, Scorsese, Spain


Henry Chen

Henry Chen

Henry joined World First as Head of Sales & Partnership, Asia in August 2015 to lead a team and grow our Asian business. A native New Yorker, after graduating from Pace University with a BBA in Finance, he was a banker with HSBC and later moved to JPMorgan Chase. Henry relocated to Hong Kong in 2012 and worked for American Express as Head of Sales prior to joining World First.
Vivian Chung

Vivian Chung

Head of Compliance, Asia

Twins, Travel, Prosecco


Vivian Chung

Vivian Chung

Vivian joined World First in 2015 as Head of Compliance, Asia. She holds a BCom degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the HKICPA. She started her first job in audit with Ernst & Young. After that, she began her compliance career in an insurance company and thereafter joined a credit rating agency as Compliance Officer for the Asia-Pacific region.
Monica Chan

Monica Chan

HR Manager, Asia

Bobby, Bruce & Bella, Bailey & Bing Bong


Monica Chan

Monica Chan

Monica joined World First in 2015 as the Human Resources Manager for Asia. Her first job was a flight attendant with Cathay Pacific Airways. After that, she began her HR career and has since worked for Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Edmond de Rothschild (Suisse) S.A. Monica holds a BArts and a BCom degree from the University of Auckland

Giving back

At World First we have one value that we hold above all other: "People First". This applies not only to our clients, but also to our suppliers, partners, employees and the world at large. We take our commitment to our community very seriously and take pride in our efforts to raise money for great causes. And every year each World Firster gets the opportunity to select a charity of their choice and we donate £1,000 in their name. This is a great way for our people to make a difference to a personal cause.