Leadership Team

Richard Kimber

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Kimber is 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 Pyschology/Statistics and an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (1992). 

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Simon Griffin

Chief Commercial Officer

Simon joined OzForex in 2009 as Head of Strategy and Growth. Based in Sydney he is accountable for commercial performance across our Asia Pacific (Australia, NZ, HK, Singapore) UK, Europe and North America business units. He is also responsible for the performance of our Payments Solutions business unit which provides services to our White Label Partners.

Prior to joining OzForex, Simon worked in Macquarie Group's internal Business Improvement and Strategy consulting team working on a variety of growth and process improvement initiatives in both central functions and market facing business units.

Simon brings over 14 years of consulting and delivery experience to his role from a career that includes two separate periods as a management consultant broken by 4 years undertaking increasingly senior roles in strategy, marketing and product development for leading telecommunications provider, Vodafone.

Simon holds a BA in Economics from the University of Nottingham in England. Simon is a father of 2 children, lives in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and is a keen triathlete.

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David Higgins

Chief Technology Officer

David has been with OzForex since 2002 when this then small internet business was based in a garage on Sydney's Northern Beaches. During this time David has enabled and overseen the rapid growth of the company from an Information Technology perspective. Originally joining as a software developer, David played a fundamental role in developing the platform and architecture of our dealing and administration systems and now oversees several very capable teams who continue this work whilst he remains very much hands on.

As CTO/CIO, David is responsible for ensuring the efficient, secure and reliable operation of the company’s growing global IT infrastructure as well as providing guidance and direction for the continued development of our very successful in-house software applications. A key to this role has been a deep technical understanding combined with the ability to view things from a business perspective.

With 20 years experience in IT and over 10 of those within the internet industry, he has previously held key roles in both Australia and the UK in industries as diverse as payment cards and systems, media, telecommunications and finance. David feels lucky to live on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with his gorgeous daughter. David kids himself that he is a capable enduro and 24 hour mountain bike racer!

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Mark Ledsham

Chief Financial Officer

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

Prior to joining OzForex, 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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Jason Rohloff

Global Head of Compliance

Jason Rohloff is the Global Head of Compliance at OzForex holding the following regulatory positions in Australia, New Zealand and United States: AML/CTF Compliance Officer for OzForex, Responsible Manager for OzForex AFS License, AML/CFT Compliance Officer for NZForex, Compliance Officer for USForex.

Prior to joining OzForex 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 fourteen 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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Jeff Parker

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff commenced working with the OzForex Group in September 2013 and is responsible for the operations, treasury and banking functions of the business globally. Based in Sydney Jeff is also responsible for the businesses Project Management Office and Payment Improvement initiatives as well as managing all merger and acquisition opportunities.

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 a qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) in 2006.

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Jacqueie Davidson  

Head of Human Resources

Jacqueie commenced working with the OzForex Group in February 2014 and is responsible for the Human Resources function of the business globally.

Jacqueie has deep experience across a range of industries including finance, IT, media and engineering. Jacqueie brings with her more than 15 years’ experience in people interventions including mergers and acquisitions, organisational restructure, change and culture delivery, talent management and remuneration strategy and management.

Prior to joining OzForex Jacqueie spent 5 years at Veda where she was integral in transforming the function to be an effective partner to the business, delivering a stronger leadership development ethic, more consistent and higher standards and worked closely with the executive and management team to drive change.

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Linda Cox 

Company Secretary

Linda commenced working with the OzForex Group in 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.  Before that she was Company Secretary for Telecom New Zealand. 

Linda holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Victoria University of Wellington.  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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