Meet our senior team
Our senior team brings together years of experience across a wide variety of sectors. We believe this expertise uniquely positions us to achieve fast-paced growth, while continuing to offer our clients market-leading products and a premium service.
Alistair joined Global Reach as Chairman in September 2019. With a wealth of experience across financial services, Alistair has been a board member of a number of private companies.
Most recently, he was responsible for building the Alternative Investment business of Octopus Capital from 2010 – 2019 and remains its Chairman to this day. Prior to that he ran an alternative asset management business focused on Japan, co-founded an agency broking business for the Man Group and spent ten years with UBS (formerly SG Warburg.) He has also worked for Chase Manhattan Bank, Phillips & Drew and James Capel.
Nicholas was appointed CEO in September 2019. Prior to this, he was COO for the Group, having joined following the 2016 acquisition by Inflexion Private Equity of FC Exchange, where he was CEO and co-founder of the service-led foreign exchange and payments provider.
During his time leading FC Exchange, the company experienced exponential growth, with an FX turnover in excess of £1billion per annum, and offices in Europe and Africa becoming one of the first in the sector to gain authorisation as an E-Money Institution with the Financial Conduct Authority.
With 15 years’ experience in the foreign exchange and payments industry, Nicholas has a deep understanding of the sector and is passionate about delivering innovative products and industry-leading service. Nicholas is also a founding Executive Committee member of The Association of Foreign Exchange and Payment Companies, an industry body committed to delivering the highest standards.
Millie RichardsonChief Compliance and Risk Office
Ian RobinsonNon-Executive Director
Brett FlowersChief Financial Officer
Brett joined Global Reach as Chief Financial Officer in December 2019 with responsibility for the Finance, Risk, and Trading functions of the Group. A Chartered Accountant who trained with Deloitte, he also holds a BSc in Chemistry from Warwick University.
Brett has over 20 years’ experience across all areas of finance within organisations such as Barclays where he was Head of Group Financial Control, Lloyds TSB Bank, and Credit Suisse. An experienced CFO, he has spent the last 10 years working in entrepreneurial proprietary trading groups, and was most recently Group CFO at Mako where he spent three years.
Tim RudmanChief Operating Officer
Tim joined Global Reach in early 2020 as Chief Operating Officer, after spending almost 12 years at World First (part of Ant Financial) in roles such as the Head of Operations and Group COO.
After gaining a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Marketing, and International Business in South Africa, Tim moved to London in 2007 to pursue a career in the financial industry. Starting as a foreign exchange Dealer and progressing to Group COO, Tim has invaluable experience and insight into the financial services sector, which has allowed him to expertly develop operations from a business, partnership, and consumer perspective. His experience in the sector has seen Tim manage global teams of over 250 people, oversee key technology and product developments, and use his expertise to form global operations strategies.
Leandra McPhillipsCommercial Director
Leandra was appointed as Global Reach’s Commercial Director in 2019, following two years of successfully leading the Marketing team as Marketing Director. Her role as Commercial Director is responsible for defining and driving the growth and commercial strategy for the business. Leandra joined in July 2017 as Marketing Director, with the core goal of developing and implementing the marketing and communication strategy, along with responsibility for enhancing client technology, with a specific focus on customer experience.
Leandra has established a formidable track record in driving and implementing effective marketing strategies within the online trading sector. Prior to joining Global Reach, she spent almost 10 years with CMC Markets, where she was responsible for the global Marketing function. She has also held Marketing roles at Lloyds TSB and Saxo Bank.
Marca WosobaGeneral Manager - Europe
Marca has over 20 years’ experience in commercial growth roles and has joined us after specialising in the financial services industry for the last 10 years. With experience in both banking and fintech environments, Marca has held senior roles at the Royal Bank of Scotland—where she was most recently Head of Retail Transaction FX—and at World First where she led international expansion.
Marca brings commercial growth and international expansion experience to her role as General Manager, Europe, where she is responsible for the European business, its growth, and its international expansion.
Jasmin BurnettHead of HR
Jasmin joined Global Reach in 2018 as Head of Human Resources and has full responsibility for the Group HR strategy across organisational development, recruitment and talent management.
A graduate of the University of East London, Jasmin has over 15 years of experience in HR management roles, most recently as Group Head of Human Resources at private equity backed, Instinctif Partners.
Daniel HardenDealing Director
Daniel joined Global Reach in 2011 to build out its Options business before taking on the role of Dealing Director in 2017. A native of New Zealand, he began his career at ANZ Bank in Wellington after being recruited for its graduate programme.
Two years later he joined HSBC in London, where he continued to develop his foreign exchange career as a Manager within the Institutional FX Sales business, trading currency for large corporate clients and institutions. He then moved to World First as Head of Corporate Dealing before joining the Global Reach team. Daniel holds a degree in Economics and Accounting and a Bachelors in Law, and is fully RDR and MSTA qualified.
Mark AckroydHead of Desk
With over a decade of experience, Mark is Head of Desk for the commercial Dealing team at Global Reach. His extensive portfolio includes some of the UK’s largest companies, as well as a number of internationally based clients, who span a wide range of industry sectors including funds, commodities, travel and premiership football clubs.
Mark holds a degree in Economics from Durham University and is fully RDR and MSTA qualified, specialising in formulating and executing FX hedging strategies for mid to large corporates using a broad range of FX products.
Daniel WrayPartnership Director
Daniel heads up the Partnerships and Private Client team for Global Reach. A graduate of Nottingham Trent University, he began his career with Martin Brokers before moving on to be a Money Market Dealer trading Short Term Interest Rate derivatives for Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking.
He went on to join FC Exchange where he was instrumental in the growth of the business over the next 10 years, ultimately becoming Managing Director before the business became part of the Global Reach Group in 2016.
Emma WaldronHead of Operations
As Head of Operations at Global Reach, Emma works with the business to streamline processes and promote operational efficiency and is responsible for leading the Client Services, Settlements, Facilities and Operations teams.
Emma is CIPD qualified and prior to becoming Head of Operations, developed an impressive track record of delivering change across the company, working closely with the Executive team to support the M&A growth strategy of the business and delivering across several key projects including the investment from Inflexion to become majority shareholders.
Ben LeadbetterFinancial Controller & Treasurer
Prior to joining Global Reach, Ben qualified as a Chartered Accountant, starting his career within the audit practice at Grant Thornton. He then went on to work within the firm’s financial reporting and accounting advisory team, supporting aspirational medium-sized companies as well as listed businesses.
Specialising in bespoke financial reporting advice, he also completed a number of secondments where he supported businesses across a broad range of sectors through periods of transition. Ben joined the Global Reach team in June 2017 with a key focus on the financial and risk management of the firm’s operations.