Management 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.


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).


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 Honors degree in Accounting and Finance, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004.


Karin Visnick

Executive Vice President, GM of North America

Karin joined OFX in July, 2015.  She brings more than 15 years experience in product management, marketing, and business operations, working for both large Fortune 500 companies such as Yahoo!, The Gap, and eBay to small Start Up organizations.  She has spent the majority of her career in the technology space, with extensive experience in the e-commerce and finance industries.

Karin holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.


Perla Stoeckert, CAMS

Head of Compliance, North America

Perla serves as the Head of Compliance, North America for OFX where she oversees the Risk and Compliance Department for the Group’s operations in the US and Canada.   

Previously, Perla served as the Global Head of AML & Sanctions Compliance for Forex Capital Markets (FXCM), a leader in the online foreign exchange industry, including retail and institutional clients with forex, indices and commodities, and dollar index, where she oversaw the AML and Sanctions program for operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, and Middle East. 

Prior to FXCM, she served as Chief Compliance Officer at Commonwealth Foreign Exchange (COMFEX), a market-leading foreign exchange services firm focused on facilitating currency exchange on behalf of domestic and international corporations.  As a regulated non-bank financial institution, Perla managed the BSA/AML and OFAC programs in compliance with the National Futures Association (NFA), U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and various U.S. state regulators as a money transmitter.  She also served as Vice President and BSA Officer for Merchants Bank of California, N.A., where she managed the BSA/AML program for the multi-national retail bank and its Unigram money transmitter service that provides transfers to Mexico and Central and South America.  

Perla received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Minor in International Relations from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and earned the Advanced Certification in Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering from the International Compliance Association (UK).  Moreover, Perla served as a founding executive board member of the ACAMS Northern California Chapter.