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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 Officer & 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.

Peter Scully

Peter Scully

Managing Director

Peter has spent the larger part of his career building a successful payments business in Asia Pacific. He started with the Union Bank of Switzerland and thereafter moved to Bank One Singapore NA as Head of Treasury. He joined Western Union Business Solutions in 2002 as Managing Director for Singapore and Hong Kong and later promoted to Regional Division Director for Asia Pacific. He joined WorldFirst in March 2017 is responsible for materializing the growth objectives for the payments business in Singapore.

Duncan Khoury

Duncan Khoury

Head of Marketing

Duncan joined WorldFirst in 2014 and has over 12 years’ experience working in the Australian financial services industry. He previously held the role of Marketing Manager, Corporate & Global at Aon Risk Services and prior to this held numerous marketing and business insurance management roles over a 6 year period at Allianz Australia. Duncan holds qualifications in both Marketing & Law (University of Western Sydney) and Insurance/Risk Management (Deakin University), having also completed the 2 year Allianz Graduate Management Program in 2008.

Sherman Leow

Sherman Leow

Head of Dealing

Sherman joined WorldFirst in November 2013 and is one of WorldFirst’s first employees in Asia. He started out as a Sales Executive for China E-commerce and has since moved on to become the Team Lead of the Dealing Desk in Singapore. Prior to joining WorldFirst, Sherman graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Marketing from the University of Newcastle Australia and is currently pursuing his MBA with The Singapore Management University.

Calvin Pang

Calvin Pang

Head of Risk

Calvin joined WorldFirst in 2016 as Compliance Manager. He holds a MSc in Finance from University College Dublin. In addition, Calvin is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) where he has acquired the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification in 2017. Prior to joining WorldFirst, he had a banking career with Standard Chartered Bank and United Overseas Bank.

Daniel Chua

Daniel Chua

Head of Corporate Sales

Daniel graduated from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2015, working as a trader right after graduation before joining Barclays as an Analyst. Daniel joined WorldFirst Singapore in 2016 as a Corporate Sales Executive, and within a short space of time made a huge difference, thereafter being asked to lead the Corporate Sales team. Daniel was a national rugby player, which explains why he runs hard and fast for his loyal clients.

Simon Hilton

Simon Hilton

Business Manager, Private Clients

Simon has been with World First since 2006 and has worked in the Private Client business in the UK as a dealer and team leader. In 2009 he studied financial services exams to became an FCA Approved Person for World First Markets Ltd and is qualified to provide financial advice on regulated products.

Stanley Lee

Stanley Lee

Head of ecommerce

Stanley joined WorldFirst in May 2016 as a Relationship Manager to grow the Singapore Ecommerce business. He started his career in accounting roles with Barclays and Cargill before transitioning to Treasury sales with CYS Global Remit and worked his way up to become a Corporate FX dealer where he worked closely with SMEs and MNCs. Stanley graduated with a BSc in Banking and Finance from the University of London.

Jasmine Lim

Jasmine Lim

Head of Client Relations

Jasmine graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance (Hons) from University of London. She joined WorldFirst in July 2015 as a Client Relations Executive and has since moved on to become the Team Lead of the Client Relations team in Singapore. Prior to WorldFirst, she was working in operational risk management in Barclays and global fund services in Wells Fargo.

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