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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 WorldFirst management team. And learn a little more about what makes them tick.

Jonathan Quin

Jonathan Quin

Chief Executive Office & Co-founder

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

Chief People Officer

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

Group General Counsel and Compliance Officer

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

Managing Director, Asia Pacific

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

Chief Financial Officer

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

Chief Technology Officer

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

Chief Operating Officer

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.

Jabu Henson

Jabu Henson

Global Head of Operations

He joined WorldFirst in 2004 and was our 3rd employee. Before setting up the Hong Kong and Singapore offices he was Chief Operating Officer in London for 5 years. 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.

Dominic Rigby

Dominic Rigby

Head of Finance, APAC

Dominic joined WorldFirst in 2016 as APAC Head of Finance and has 15 years’ experience in financial services supporting the equity derivatives business at ABN Amro and RBS in Hong Kong and London. Dominic is an ACA qualified accountant and graduated from the University of Durham with a BSc in Biological Sciences.

Kelly Wong

Kelly Wong

Head of Operations, Asia

Kelly Joined WorldFirst in 2016 as Head of Operations, Asia and has 10 years of experience in the banks and broker-dealers field. Kelly worked for JPMorgan Chase and Forex Capital Markets and holds an MSc in Finance from the University of Leicester.

Henry Chen

Henry Chen

Regional Finance Manager

Henry joined WorldFirst 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 WorldFirst.

Monica Chan

Monica Chan

HR Manager, Asia

Monica joined WorldFirst 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

Vivian Chung

Vivian Chung

Head of Compliance, Asia

Vivian joined WorldFirst 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.

Keisho Cho

Keisho Cho

Head of Business Development, Japan

Keisho joined WorldFirst as Head of Business Development, Japan in January 2017 to develop and lead business in Japan. He worked for Worldpay, PayPal, and Digital River, as a member of ground up in Japan and enjoyed making efforts to see those companies grow. Fourth generation Chinese born and raised in Japan, BA from Sophia University in Tokyo and also studied at University of San Francisco.

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