Global Executive Team

Skander Malcolm

Skander Malcolm

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Skander Malcolm joined OFX in February 2017 as CEO.

He has more than 23 years’ experience in financial services including payments technology platforms in both established and emerging markets. As President and CEO of GE Capital (ANZ), he led a team of more than 4,500 employees with an emphasis on delivering sustainable growth and operational excellence. While in the UK, Skander Malcolm launched the country’s first and largest digital personal loan business, Hamilton Direct Bank, which grew to more than £3 billion in its first five years. While at GE, he also facilitated GE’s largest ever volunteer donation to OzHarvest and bolstered participation in employee volunteering by 40%.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics from University of Sydney and was selected by the Chairman for GE’s most senior Executive Development Program.


Craige Pendleton-Browne

Chief Technology Officer

Craige Pendleton-Browne is Chief Technology Officer and commenced his role in November 2015.

Craige has more than 20 years experience in technology roles with over 15 years of those working in digital. He has worked as CTO in both the UK and Australia.  His most recent roles includes CTO for News Digital Media, Head of Content and Digital for News Corp Australia and CTO of iCareHealth, Australia’s leading provider of residential aged care software.  Craige has extensive experience in both creating the technology vision and strategy as well as a proven ability to execute and deliver.

He has a BSC in Computer Science as well as an MBA from London Business School.


Adam Smith

Chief Operating Officer

Adam Smith commenced his role as Chief Operating Officer at OFX in October 2015 and Director of UKForex Limited from July 2017.

Adam has more than 20 years of experience in top tier financial institutions, most recently as Co-Head of ANZ ETFS.   Prior to his current role, Adam has held a number of commercial and operational positions within ANZ Global Markets, Macquarie Group and Deutsche Bank.  Adam combines a strong background in financial markets products with an extensive knowledge of business support functions such as product development, technology, operations, risk and finance. 

Adam has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and a Master of Business (Finance) from the University of Technology (Sydney).


Rebecca Shears

Chief Marketing Officer

Rebecca Shears commenced her role as Chief Marketing Officer at OFX in August 2016.

Rebecca has more than 20 years experience in marketing roles both in the UK and Australia. She started her career at Unilever and has since held positions at British Telecom, Telstra and T-Mobile. Her most recent role was Head of Marketing for the UK and Ireland at HP Inc. focusing on increasing brand consideration, market share and driving digital transformation for their e-commerce business across Europe.

Rebecca graduated from Nottingham Trent University, where she studied Business and Commerce and gained the Chartered Institute of Marketing Postgraduate Diploma.

Selena Verth

Selena Verth

Chief Financial Officer
Selena Verth joined OFX in October 2017 as Chief Financial Officer.

Selena has more than 17 years of experience in finance, analytics, M&A and risk across various roles. Her most recent role was Head of Finance – Platforms, Superannuation and Investments and Head of Wealth Analytics and Insight at BT Financial Group Australia.  Prior to this, Selena held  a number of senior financial roles within GE, including Leader, Financial Planning and Analysis and Commercial Finance for GE Global Growth and Operations, ANZ; and Director of Business Development for GE Australia. 

Selena has a Bachelor of Commerce and an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management  and is a Certified Practicing Accountant.


Mike Kennedy

President, North America

Mike Kennedy joined OFX in October 2017 as President, North America.

With 20 years’ Financial Services and Payments experience, Mike is an accomplished executive in both large corporate environments and early stage startups. Most recently, Mike was the co-founder and CEO of the high growth digital payments company, clearXchange - the largest bank focused digital P2P payments network in the USA. Mike has also held a number of senior positions with McKinsey & Co and Wells Fargo, including Executive Vice President, Head of Innovation & Payments Strategy, Senior Vice President and Head of Group Strategy and Implementation within Wells Fargo's Wealth Management Group. 

Mike has a Master of Business Administration, with distinction, from Harvard Business School and a Master of Science, Industrial Engineering and Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, with distinction from Stanford University.