Global Executive Team

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 GBP3 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.

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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


Joseph Sbarro

Chief Risk Officer

Joe Sbarro joined OFX as Chief Risk Officer in October 2016. Prior to joining OFX,  Joe had a 10 year career at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia serving as the Head of the Risk Management Program Management Office and as the Executive Advisor to the Group Chief Risk Officer.

Joe has had an international career, having held senior leadership positions in Hong Kong, London, New York, Tokyo, and for the past eleven years, Sydney. He has worked within Financial Services (Deutsche Bank) and at one of the top international Accounting Firms in Strategic Planning, Finance and Administration and Program Management.  Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Fairleigh Dickinson University and on a volunteer basis the CFO for The Pinnacle Foundation.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science (Accounting) from Fairleigh Dickson University and is a US Certified Public Accountant.