Global Executive Team

Skander Malcolm

John (‘Skander’) Malcolm

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer 

Skander joined OFX in February 2017.


He has more than 25 years’ experience in financial services across consumer payments, consumer finance, joint ventures, partnerships, commercial lending and leasing, and digital. He has worked in Australia & New Zealand, the UK, the US, the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe.

 

As President and CEO of GE Capital (A&NZ), he led a team of more than 4,500 employees in delivering Australia & New Zealand’s largest consumer finance and commercial lending and leasing business.

 

Before that, while in the UK, he helped launch 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. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from University of Sydney. 


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Wendy Glasgow

Chief Technology Officer

Wendy joined OFX in February 2018. Wendy has over 15 years experience in the technology industry, leading teams to deliver business critical online products to Australian and international markets.

Most recently, Wendy spent several years at Google, leading Data Platforms and Consulting across APAC markets. This included launching Google’s advanced data product Google’s Ads Data Hub and working with top partners developing and implementing integrated data, analytics and marketing strategies to drive business growth.

Wendy also holds a Bachelor and Graduate Certificate in Law from the Queensland University of Technology



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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.


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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.


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Mark Shaw

Chief Operating Officer

Mark joined OFX in January 2018 as Chief Risk Officer and took on the role of Chief Operating Officer effective 1 March 2019.

In his role Mark will be responsible for the Group’s global operations and risk functions. Mark has over 16 years’ experience in financial services including a solid track record in senior risk, compliance and regulatory affairs roles, gained at leading Australian and New Zealand banks. 

Most recently he led the Operational Risk & Compliance function for Australia Division at ANZ.  Mark held several other senior roles within ANZ including Head of Compliance in both Australia and New Zealand. Before joining ANZ in 2007, Mark worked at Suncorp managing the group’s governance, policy and regulatory training frameworks, and overseeing compliance and operational risk teams across Australia.

Mark holds Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Law from the University of Queensland and has also completed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.


Freya Smith

Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary

Freya Smith joined OFX in September 2015 and is the Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary for OFX Group.

Freya holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons); a Master of Laws (High Distinction); and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia.

Freya is admitted in the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales and is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and an Associate of the Governance Institute of Australia. Freya is also Chair and a Non-Executive Director of the Sydney Fringe Festival.


Jillian Rezsdovics

Jill Rezsdovics

Chief People and Culture Officer

Jill Rezsdovics joined OFX in October 2018 as Chief People and Culture Officer.

Jill has over 20 years experience in financial services leading cross functional teams globally. Jill has deep expertise in human resources – including talent, organisational design, development, remuneration and culture. She is skilled in driving people strategies through all business lifecycles including business transformations, acquisitions, divestitures and integrations.

Prior to joining OFX, Jill was the General Manager Human Resources Wealth at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Prior to this, Jill spent over 16 years at Morgan Stanley in various roles across 4 continents.

Jill holds a Master of Commerce (advanced specialisation in HR) from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle.


Mike Kennedy

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.


Sarah Webb

Sarah Webb

President, UK & Europe

Sarah commenced her role as President, UK & Europe at OFX in December 2018. Sarah is a dynamic leader, with more than 20 years’ experience in payments and a track record of developing client relationships, product initiatives and building profitable businesses.  In her role at OFX, she is responsible for all regional commercial growth, whilst leading the expansion strategy across Europe. 

Most recently, Sarah held the role of Managing Director, Global Payments Networks at Barclays, where she led a team responsible for managing strategic partnerships across credit and debit portfolios globally.  In addition, she was Account Executive lead on the Barclaycard PSD2 programme, launched bank wide. Before joining Barclays, Sarah was Head of Global Product Management, Commercial Payments, at American Express.

Sarah graduated from Imperial College London with a Bachelor of Science (BSc), Maths with Management. 


Yung Ngo

Yung Ngo

President, Asia Pacific

Yung joined OFX in March 2019 as President, Asia Pacific.

Yung has over 20 years’ financial services experience having held senior management positions at Westpac, St George Bank and GE Capital leading large scale operations across retail banking, home lending and commercial finance. He has extensive experience driving growth across multiple channels including direct to consumer and businesses, business partnerships, third party as well as call centre distribution.

Prior to joining OFX, Yung lead Westpac Premium’s business in NSW, UK and Asia.

Yung holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws from UNSW and is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Settlement Services International Limited.