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We're changing money


We know that moving your money around the world means a lot more than just changing dollars to euro, or pounds to dollars.

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 you've always dreamed of. 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.


Look how far we've come


This year we have

23,000+


New customers

0


Automated machines to talk to

$3,998


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


Magnus Batsvik-Miller

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.
Mike Ward

Mike Ward

CEO

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 and before that Business Development Manager at Jameson Bank. 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.
Seth Harvey

Seth Harvey

Global Head of Partnerships

Poppy, Indie Rock, "Aboot"


Seth Harvey

Seth Harvey

Seth joined World First in January 2015 as Global Head of Partnerships. Prior to this he was Head of Strategy and Operations and Head of Strategic Partnerships at OzForex. Before that he was at Jameson Bank as Business Development Manager. Seth grew up in Toronto, graduating from McMaster University in Ontario. In his spare time he loves riding motorcycles, playing ice hockey, watching baseball, and enjoying great cuisine.
Harriet Mitchell

Harriet Mitchell

Head of US Dealing

Dresses, Cookbooks, Taj Mahal


Laura Quin

Harriet Mitchell

Harriet joined World First’s London office in 2008, working in several of our back office teams. From there, Harriet rose through the ranks from a junior Corporate Team dealer to the head of the Corporate Dealing team in the UK in 2013. In August 2015, Harriet joined our US office to lead both our Corporate & Private Dealing and Client Relations teams. She grew up on a farm just outside London and studied economics in Manchester. She is an avid collector of cookery books and an accomplished culinary genius while also being a wicked netball player. That’s what she says anyway!
Alex Arnold

Alex Arnold

Global Head of Partnerships Sales

The Six, Maple Syrup, The Hall


Alex Arnold

Alex Arnold

Alex Joined World First 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. #GoBlueJays
Sheryl Smith

Sheryl Smith

Regional Compliance Officer, Americas

Harley, Bears, Ink


Sheryl Smith

Sheryl Smith

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

Darren Hutchinson

Head of Sales

Family, The Arsenal, Gastronomy


Darren Hutchison

Darren Hutchinson

Darren joined World First 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.
Tory Brunker

Tory Brunker

Head of Marketing

Drake, Republic, Merry

Tory Brunker

Tory Brunker

Tory joined World First in August 2015 as our Head of Marketing in North America. Prior to this, she was Head of B2B Digital Marketing at Office Depot. Before that, she was at Dell in various traditional and digital marketing roles. Tory is a native Texan, graduating from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas. In her spare time she loves riding horses, watching her kids play sports (softball, baseball, football and equestrian show jumping), and enjoying the outdoors with 300 days of sunshine in Austin.
Mike Zeleke

Mike Zeleke

Head of Operations

BlockChain, Coffee, Unity


Mike Zeleke

Mike Zeleke

Mike joined World First in 2015 as Finance Manager and has since progressed to Head of Operations. He has over a decade of experience in private equity, corporate finance and consulting, covering countries in both developed and emerging markets. Mike is a Finance graduate from George Mason University and also studied Accounting at Unity College. Mike is interested in Blockchain, impact investing and entrepreneurship. He also likes to spend time with family, travel and play basketball.
Cara McCarty

Cara McCarty

HR Business Partner

Inspired, Excited, Grateful

Cara McCartyr

Cara McCarty

Cara joined World First in October 2016 as HR Business Partner for North America. Prior to this she was Director of Talent & HR at Rethink CRM and before that HR Representative at RetailMeNot. Cara grew up in the Midwest, moving to Chicago to attend Loyola University for business, and then Murray State University where she received a Master’s in Human Development and Organizational Behavior. When not working she likes to spend her free time exploring new destinations, tasting her way through the Austin restaurant scene, or playing competitive beach volleyball.