The markets never stop moving. And neither do we
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. Maybe you're buying that dream property overseas - you know, that one with the gorgeous view that you can't stop thinking about. Maybe you're finally stepping off the treadmill and retiring somewhere nice and warm. Or 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.
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.
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.
Chief Revenue Officer
Grew up in Toronto and moved to the US to study Finance at Liberty College and indulge his passion for playing ice hockey. Most recently the Chief Executive Officer at OzForex. Joined WorldFirst in January 2015 as the Chief Executive Officer for North America and as one of our Joint Chief Commercial Officers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Managing Director, Singapore
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.
Head of Partnerships, Singapore
Richard relocated to Singapore in 2010 working in Wealth Management. In 2014 he transitioned into the foreign exchange and payments world; working for a start-up FX business assisting SMEs and private clients in both Singapore and Hong Kong. He joined WorldFirst in November 2015 on the Corporate Sales desk and moved to the role of Head of Partnerships for Singapore in July 2017. He's responsible for partnership growth and the acquisition of new clients across all 3 business segments through strategic partnerships and affiliations.
Head of Dealing, Singapore
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.
Head of Risk, Singapore
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.
Head of Corporate Sales, Singapore
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.
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.
In 2018 Simon moved to our Singapore office to commence the role of Business Manager. He is responsible for evaluating and improving the efficiencies of the existing business streams, and assisting World First expand into new markets in South East Asia.
Head of ecommerce, Singapore
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.
Head of Marketing - Australia & Singapore
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 is degree qualified in both Marketing & Law (University of Western Sydney) and also holds a Masters of Insurance/Risk Management (Deakin University), having completed the 2 year Allianz Graduate Management Program in 2008.
Head of Client Relations, Singapore
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.