Our People

Our People

Executive Team

R.Kimber

Richard Kimber

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Kimber is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the OzForex Group.

Richard Kimber has 25 years of diverse global leadership experience that has included several Chief Executive and Board roles. Richard has lived and worked in Australia, Hong Kong, USA and the UK. 

He worked for the HSBC Group for 8 years in several ecommerce roles and was the President of online payments for North America and Global Head of Internet Marketing.  He was then promoted to Chief Executive of Firstdirect Bank in the UK – the pioneering service leader using direct channels. 

Richard then became the first Regional Managing Director of Google in South East Asia.  Whilst at Google he led all the commercial and country operations in the Region and more than doubled its multi-billion dollar revenues and managed the integration of YouTube and DoubleClick businesses that were acquired. 

He has extensive experience in financial services, marketing, social media and capital markets.  Richard’s most recent role was Chief Operating Officer of ANZ Global Markets incorporating its leading FX business.

Throughout his career he has specialized in creating new business applications through technology innovation.  He is an active investor in technology start-ups and sits on the board of RTI (internet cable) Unlockd (mobile advertising) and Strone (global roaming).

Richard holds a BSc in Psychology/Statistics and an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (1992).


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Linda Cox

Group Company Secretary and Head of Investor Relations

Linda commenced working with the OFX in early 2014 as Company Secretary. 

Prior to joining the Group, Linda had operated her own company secretarial services business where her key clients included dual listed companies, Xero, Trade Me Group and Summerset Group.  Prior to that she was Company Secretary for Telecom New Zealand (now Spark New Zealand). 

Linda holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Victoria University of Wellington and a Diploma in Investor Relations from the Australasian Investor Relations Association.  She is admitted to the bar in New Zealand and Australia and is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.


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Mark Ledsham

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Ledsham joined OFX as Chief Financial Officer in April 2008 and was also appointed the Head of Business Services in 2014. Since joining OFX, Mark has developed a robust financial control framework and partnered with the Executive Committee to drive the company’s strategies.

Prior to joining OFX, Mark worked in the finance department of Macquarie Group’s retail section, BFS, and was responsible for the financial management of the sections strategic investments.

Mark brings over 11 years experience working in public practice and both privately owned and publicly listed international companies.

Mark graduated from The University of Manchester, where he gained a BA Honours degree in Accounting and Finance, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004.


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Maria Loyez

Chief Marketing Officer

Maria joined OFX in August 2015 as Chief Marketing Officer.

Maria has 18 years’ experience in commercial roles encompassing strategy consulting, business development and marketing. She has spent the last nine years in marketing leadership roles including most recently at AMP where she was the Director of Channel Marketing and prior to that as Head of Marketing Communications at Optus for 7 years. She is a strategic marketeer who was awarded 2012 AdNews Top 40 under 40.  

Maria also has start-up experience having working at Virgin Management Limited in London, setting up new business ventures for the Group, where she launched Virgin Mobile in France, Canada and South Africa.

Maria has a Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering with European Studies from the University of Bristol.


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Jeff Parker

Chief Enterprise Officer

Jeff commenced working with the OFX in September 2013 as Chief Operating Officer responsible for the operations, treasury and banking functions of the business globally. 

Following the announcement of our Accelerate strategy Jeff has moved into his new role as Chief Enterprise Officer, responsible for building and growing the B2B side of the business. 

Jeff has over 13 years experience across operations, strategy, consulting and M&A. Prior to joining the Group, Jeff held roles at Macquarie, Accenture and JP Morgan.

Jeff holds a BSc in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester in England and is qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) in 2006.


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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.


K.Pollard

Kirsten Pollard

Head of People and Culture

Kirsten Pollard began working with OFX in November 2014 and commenced her role as Head of People and Culture in September 2015.

Prior to joining OFX, Kirsten had a 10 year career in global equities at Merrill Lynch and 4 years in a profitable start-up business. 

She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and has attended an Executive Education program at the Harvard Business School.


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Jason Rohloff

Chief Risk Officer

Jason Rohloff is the Chief Risk Officer at OFX and has previously held the positions of Head of Compliance and Chief Operating Officer at OFX.

Prior to joining OFX in 2007, Jason spent four years at Macquarie Group and prior to that, three and a half years at Westpac Bank and two years in retail stock broking in New Zealand.  Jason has 18 years of broad operational experience working with retail, wholesale and institutional clients across a number of financial products and services including foreign exchange, equities, cash instruments, bonds and unit trusts.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, a Diploma of Financial Markets from the Securities Institute of Australia and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services from the Australian Financial Markets Association.


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Adam Smith

Chief Operating Officer

Adam Smith commenced his role as Chief Operating Officer at OFX in October 2015.

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).


The Board

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
  • Richard commenced working with the OzForex Group in June 2015 and has 25 years of diverse global experience that has included several Chief Executive and Board roles
  • He is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Group
  • Richard's previous roles include Chief Executive of FirstDirect Bank in the UK and Chief Operating Officer of ANZ Global Markets incorporating its leading FX business
  • He is an active investor in technology start-ups and sits on the board of RTI (internet cable) Unlockd (mobile advertising) and Strone (global roaming)
  • Richard holds a BSc in Pyschology/Statistics and an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Non-Executive Director and Chairman
  • Peter joined the OzForex Group in September 2013 and has over 30 years experience in accounting and finance 
  • Peter is Chairman of Australian Leisure and Entertainment Property Group and also serves as a board member of the following listed entities: ASX Limited, Macquarie Group Limited, Macquarie Bank Limited and Crowe Horwath Australasia Limited (formerly WHK Group Limited)
  • Peter’s prior professional experience includes Head of Bankers Trust Australia Limited’s (BTAL) Financial Markets Group
  • Peter is also on the board of NSW Treasury Corporation and Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia Pacific (SIRCA) and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Australian Office of Financial Management
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee
  • Grant joined the OzForex Group in September 2013 and has over 35 years experience in accounting and finance
  • Grant also serves as a board member of ALS Limited, QIC Limited
  • Grant is director of UQ Holdings Ltd and Senator of the University of Queensland
  • Grant’s prior professional experience includes Head of Corporate Finance for Ernst & Young Queensland
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee
  • Melinda joined the OzForex Group in September 2013 and has over 20 years experience in business strategy and marketing
  • Melinda also serves as a director of The Reject Shop Limited and previously, served as a director of David Jones Limited, APN News & Media Limited
  • Melinda’s prior professional experience includes executive roles at Harvard Business School, Colgate-Palmolive, and several retail businesses
  • Melinda holds an MBA from Harvard and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)
Non-Executive Director
  • Doug joined the OzForex Group Board in March 2015 and has had more than 30 years’ experience in finance, consulting, strategic management and outsourcing largely gained through a distinguished career at Accenture, most recently as Managing Director of its Australian business
  • Doug also serves as a director of Transfield Services, UXC Limited. He is also on the Board of university-owned Sirca Technology and is Chairman of Odyssey House McGrath Foundation and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
  • Doug holds a Bachelor of Economics and Accounting