Management Team


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).


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.