See our opening hours. Call us on: +44 20 7801 1050

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

76,000+


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.
Alex Sullivan

Alex Sullivan

Chief Commercial Officer

Ice lollies, 26th August 2012, F1


Alex Sullivan

Alex Sullivan

Alex started on the corporate desk in 2006 as the 10th 'World Firster'. 5 years later Alex became the Corporate Director and was directly responsible for all our corporate business in the UK. In 2012 Alex joined the Board of Directors as the Commercial Director, and continuing his career at World First saw Alex become the Managing Director in the following year. In 2015, Alex became the Chief Commercial Officer. Alex has a strong background in sales, dealing and structured products.
Magnus Batsvik-Miller

Magnus Batsvik-Miller

Group Finance Director

Sun, Sea, Spreadsheets


Magnus Batsvik-Miller

Magnus Batsvik-Miller

Magnus joined the team at World First in 2011 as the Financial Controller. He began his accountancy career with Deloitte training as a Chartered Accountant. He has since worked for Hutchison Whampoa, Carphone Warehouse, Aquascutum and Minit Operation Board Ltd. Magnus holds a degree in Management Science from UMIST and is a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a member of CISI and a qualified Corporate Treasurer.
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

Group 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

Country Manager EMEA

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.
Elisabeth Dobson

Elisabeth Dobson

Partnerships Director

Horses, Victoria Falls, Ruinart


Elisabeth Dobson

Elisabeth Dobson

Elisabeth joined World First in 2006. She managed the Private Client Team for 6 years where she was directly responsible for all private client business in the UK. Elisabeth joined the Board of Directors in 2012 and now looks after the Partnerships Account Management team. She is responsible for managing our partnership relationships in the UK. Previously Elisabeth worked as a client manager at Saatchi & Saatchi. She has a German and Business degree from the University of London.
Millie Richardson

Millie Richardson

Global Head of Compliance

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

Global Head of ICT

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.
James Allington

James Allington

Middle Office Manager

Bosé, Spurs, Playa Del Carmen


James Allington

James Allington

James started at World First in 2013 as one of the Middle Office team and is now the managing the team. He graduated from the University of Manchester Business School with a BSc in International Business, Finance and Economics. After graduating in 2012, James worked as a stockbroker before joining our team.
Jennifer Bird

Jennifer Bird

Head of Private Clients

Manly Beach, Espresso Martini, Borough Market


Jennifer Bird

Jennifer Bird

Jen joined World First in October 2014 as Head of the Private Client team. She started her career in the foreign exchange industry back in January 2000. In 2004 she was approached to join an American owned FX broker in London where she set up and managed the Private Client Desk and also managed a corporate dealing team. Jen's 15 years experience makes her a seasoned pro in Private and Corporate FX.
Jason Brankin

Jason Brankin

Global Head of eCommerce

Eastwood, Rolling Stones, Sneakers


Jason Brankin

Jason Brankin

Jason heads up the eCommerce desk. He joined World First in 2007 having previously worked in accountancy and financial services. He is a graduate of Seneca College in Toronto and the HBC Future Executive Program.
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.
Jessica Giles

Jessica Giles

Head of UK Operations

Exploring, Festivals, Braais


Jessica Giles

Jessica Giles

Jessica is now Head of UK Operations. Formerly she was the liaison between the IT department and the changing needs of the business. She rejoined World First in 2010, having previously managed the Finance department. She graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2005, with Honours in Finance, majoring in Economics and Accounting.
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.
Harriet Mitchell

Harriet Mitchell

Head of Corporate Dealing

Dresses, Cookbooks, Taj Mahal


Harriet Mitchell

Harriet Mitchell

Harriet joined World First in 2008 in Compliance and after a couple of months joined the Middle Office team. With a good grounding in how the business worked, Harriet was promoted to a role as Junior Dealer in the corporate team a year later. Over the next couple of years Harriet developed excellent relationships with her clients, along with a promotion to Senior Dealer. In February 2013 Harriet moved to head up a newly restructured Corporate Dealing team, looking after all the spot and forward requirements of World First's corporate clients.
Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Head of Corporate Structuring

Keli Mutu, Maine Coons, Verbier


Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Greg heads up Corporate Dealing, managing an experienced team advising 7,000+ corporate clients. He joined World First at the start of 2012 from Lloyds Banking Group where he was a Director, advising FTSE 100 and 250 Corporate clients on FX and Commodity Hedging. Greg is FSA registered and can transact all foreign exchange products. He also holds a BSc in Chemistry with Patent Law and a Masters in Accounting and Management.