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We're changing money


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. Perhaps it's about your brand new business paying that first supplier overseas - how exciting! Or your son or daughter could be off to study overseas - hankies at the ready!

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

111,000+


Happy customers

0


Automated machines to talk to

£107,270


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.
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


Alexander Filshie

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. 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; he developed the marketing strategy that helped deliver accelerated year on year growth for both businesses. He 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.
Craig Agutter

Craig Agutter

E-Commerce Manager

Cycling, Indie comics, Goong nam prik pao


Craig Agutter

Craig Agutter

Craig joined the E-commerce team as a desk assistant at World First in 2008. Prior to that, he graduated from the University of Bath with a bachelors degree in Economics before undertaking a comprehensive tour of South-East Asia, a part of the world he returns to whenever possible. His passion is helping online sellers and retailers manage their international payments and he has now risen through the ranks to Manager of the E-commerce team.
Jason Bradford

Jason Bradford

Head of UK Operations

My girls, Stargate, Farming


Jason Bradford

Jason Bradford

Jason joined World First in July 2015 as a consultant, taking on the role of Head of Treasury and moved in to his current role as Head of Operations EMEA at the beginning of 2016. He left his native South Africa in 2002 with a degree in business finance and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Global Management Accountant and is also an APM member. He has over 15 years' risk and control experience, having worked for both financial institutions and in the oil industry in finance, middle office, treasury and strategy roles.
Katie Brownridge

Katie Brownridge

Head of Relationship Management

Fast Cars, Single Malts, New Places


Katie Brownridge

Katie Brownridge

Katie joined World First in June 2015 as Global Head of Relationship Management with accountability for all existing commercial partnerships. Having spent 10 years in marketing agencies honing her account management skills, she went on to spend the following seven years at Barclays in a variety of commercial, customer and partner engagement roles including Head of New Customer Engagement for Barclaycard.
Sara Cass

Sara Cass

Head of UK Compliance

Pineapples, Maps, Collective Nouns


Sara Cass

Sara Cass

Sara joined World First in 2006, having previously worked in the Building Products and Geotechnical Engineering industries. She originally joined the Payments Team, which she managed in 2008, before moving to Operations in 2009, and Compliance in 2012. She became UK Head of Compliance in 2014. She holds a Geology degree from Imperial College London.
Jeremy Cook

Jeremy Cook

Chief Economist and Head of Currency Strategy

Bears, Murakami, Squeak


Jeremy Cook

Jeremy Cook

Jeremy joined World First in 2007 as a Corporate Dealer when the Corporate Desk at World First consisted only of 5 people. He forwent university and learnt everything he knows now from those he worked with. He started life at HSBC in the City of London, where he decided on a move into currency after a brief stint in private equity advice. He took on the role as World First's Chief Economist in 2010.
Daniel Howe

Daniel Howe

Head of Sales

Red Bull, Rolls Royce, Rio de Janeiro


Daniel Howe

Daniel Howe

Danny joined World First in 2011 on the Corporate Sales desk. He was promoted a year later to Deputy Head of Corporate Sales and then became the Head of Sales soon after, looking after sales for corporate, private and etailer desks. Prior to joining World First, Danny was in media sales selling corporate sponsorships to financial services companies and family offices. Danny grew up in Maidstone in Kent and still lives there.
John Leighton

John Leighton

Financial Controller

Bikes, Freddie, Debate

Tory Brunker

John Leighton

John joined World First as the Group Financial Controller in 2015. Prior to this, he had a number of roles in financial services and asset management, most recently as Financial Controller at Coral Insurance. He started his career as an auditor in both Cambridge and London. He qualified with an undergraduate masters in Physics from the University of Manchester.
Faye Marshall

Faye Marshall

Head of Treasury

Travelling, Prosecco, Real Housewives


Faye Marshall

Faye Marshall

Faye joined the team in 2016 as Head of Treasury after returning from working for TD Bank in Toronto. Faye has previously worked at WM Morrison Supermarkets, Eversheds Law Firm and TD Direct Investing where she gained experience in setting up a treasury department, bank relationship management, client money regulations and funds transfer pricing. Faye graduated from Leeds University with a BSch in Medical Sciences and through her career in Treasury Faye has become a qualified accountant and treasurer.
Rick Roache

Rick Roache

Head of Corporate Dealing and Structuring

Poker, 9, Gumboots


Rick Roache

Rick Roache

Rick qualified with a B.A and B.Com from Otago University in New Zealand, majoring in Economics and Finance. Following a year on the ANZ Graduate Program in Auckland, Rick moved to London to join World First in the Middle Office team in 2008. In 2009 Rick moved onto the dealing desk and has been working in the Corporate team ever since. He now manages the UK Corporate Dealing and Structuring teams.
Charles Whittle

Charles Whittle

Head of Analysis

Merlin, Uzurabekon,Dasein


Charles Whittle

Charles Whittle

Charles joined World First in 2008, having just returned from two years teaching in Japan.He currently runs our analysis, reporting and credit teams. He originally joined making payments and moved into Finance, then management reporting and analysis. He is a qualified management accountant with a Masters in Financial Management from Durham Business School and an undergraduate Masters in Philosophy from the University of Aberdeen
TobyWootton

Toby Wootton

Programme Manager

Shackleton, Sheep, Shooting


Toby Wootton

Toby Wootton

Toby joined World First in 2015 as Programme Manager to oversee the delivery of all changes and projects designed to improve the World First service and products. He has worked in programme and change management for the last fifteen years and has experience across blue chips, SMEs, government departments and start-ups. Before that he was one of the early internet entrepreneurs selling domain names. He is a qualified Barrister and New Zealand-trained fire-fighter.