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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.

Alex Arnold

Alex Arnold

Head of Partnerships, Americas & EMEA

Alex Joined WorldFirst in early 2016 as a consultant to the partnerships sales team before joining us full time, and shifting roles to Global Head of Partnership Sales. He has extensive experience in leading global sales teams, having spent the past 5 years managing cross-border sales teams in the ecommerce industry. A Toronto native, Alex now spends his time adjusting to US life having relocated to our Austin office. So far he’s blending in well! In his spare time, Alex enjoys taking in live music, trying new restaurants and watching as many sports as physically possible.

Sheryl Smith

Sheryl Smith

Regional Compliance Officer

Sheryl joined WorldFirst in February 2016 as the Regional Compliance Officer for the Americas. Prior to joining WorldFirst, Sheryl worked extensively in the Banking industry throughout the US. Sheryl holds a CRCM designation and brings a wealth of experience to WorldFirst. In her spare time, she is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys the outdoors.

Luke Slater

Luke Slater

US Operations Manager

Luke joined WorldFirst in 2015 as a member of the payments team in our Sydney office and then moved to Austin in 2016 to join the US team, where he assumed the responsibility of US Operations Manager. Prior to joining WorldFirst, Luke worked with JetPets in Australia, where he over saw the transportation of exotic and domestic animals around the world. While Luke is settling in nicely into central Texas life, he still holds on to his Australian roots, as an avid supporter of the Cronulla Sharks rugby team, and will wake up at 3am to watch the games. Luke holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Finance from University of Technology Sydney.

Darren Hutchinson

Darren Hutchinson

Head of Commercial

Darren joined WorldFirst in January 2014 as Sales Director for the North East and has since progressed to Head of Sales. He started his career in the international payments industry back in 2002 as an entry level junior broker. He has held several positions prior to joining World First notably Head of Trading, Director of European Sales and Vice President. Darren has a strong background in sales, dealing and management and holds a B.A. from Havering College in Business and Administration.

Dan Peterman

Dan Peterman

Regional Finance Manager

Dan joined WorldFirst in February 2017 as the Regional Finance Manager for the Americas. Prior to this he was most recently Sr. Financial Analyst at SunPower Corporation. Starting his career with PwC in 2007, Dan has worked extensively in Finance in the Technology and Financial Services industries. He holds a Master’s in Professional Accounting and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and is a licensed CPA. In his free time, he is a world traveler, a trail runner, a fitness enthusiast, and a Texas Longhorn ex-student association life member.

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