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Our Board

Travelex's Board of Directors is made up of our non-executive chairman, three executive and four non-executive directors. Their combined experience across multiple industries puts this team in a strong position to shape the strategy to transform the competitive and market dynamics of the business.

Message from our Chairman

Travelex has developed a well-earned reputation from financial services regulators and industry bodies around the world for setting high benchmarks in compliance, integrity, customer service and brand value. My commitment is to leverage the brand and commercial strength while maintaining the high values and principles that have underpinned the group’s performance over the last 45 years. I aim to ensure that we continue to set these gold standards irrespective of where we operate in the world.

I am excited to welcome Richard Wazacz as CEO and we are confident that, with our recovery in hand and market conditions improving, Richard is well placed to maximise the business opportunity for Travelex by capitalising on the value of our core business to build out our digital offering which will lead us into our next chapter of growth.

We will maintain a sharp focus on performance, culture and risk and ensure the voices of all our stakeholders, in particular our customers, are heard in the boardroom.

Mike Rees | Chairman

  • Ex-Deputy CEO of Standard Chartered Bank
  • Deputy Chair of ING supervisory board and senior independent member of Research England Council
  • Over 30 years' experience within the banking sector
  • Deep understanding of finance, risk and corporate governance
  • Track record of building strong and sustainable businesses

Message from our CEO

We are proud to be one of the market leading specialist providers of foreign exchange products and Travelex is determined to build upon its history, brand and market leading position.

Travelex’s mission is to simplify its customers’ access to international money. We will continue this mission, by building on the foundations we have today, modernising our approach where needed, enabling us to navigate a complex and ever-shifting FX industry.

We will listen to our customers’ needs, continue to innovate our products and services, and apply the benefits of our international scale to solve the foreign currency requirements of both our business and consumer customers. Through embedding a digital approach, we will allow our customers to engage with us when, where and how, in a way that works best for them. We will collaborate with all our stakeholders, including regulators, to achieve our ambitions across all the markets we choose to operate in.

Having largely overcome the difficult market conditions of recent times, I believe the company is now well placed to push forward, be ambitious, innovate, and grow.

Richard Wazacz | Executive - CEO

  • More than 14 years’ experience in financial and fintech industries
  • Considerable digital experience bringing a concerted focus on digital transformation to Travelex
  • Specialising in innovation, digital transformation and strategy

Donald Muir | Non-Executive

  • 30 years’ experience in the global manufacturing and services sectors
  • Transformed businesses across Europe, the Americas, Asia and emerging markets
  • Extensive expertise in successfully implementing complex turnaround and rapid growth scenarios for businesses on a global scale and delivering substantially improved stakeholder value

Nick Ghoussaini | Non-Executive

  • Over 15 years' of experience working across industry groups in private equity and credit, including almost 10 years at Vector Capital
  • The portfolio manager for Vector Capital’s credit strategy

Alexander Filshie | Non-Executive - Chair Audit & Risk Committee

  • Chief Financial Officer of Kensington Mortgages Limited
  • Over 25 years’ experience in global financial services
  • Built and led international organisations
  • History of executing re-financing and cost restructuring programmes

James Birch | Executive - General Counsel

  • Experienced General Counsel
  • Group Board Director and Executive Committee member
  • Senior lawyer with over 30 years’ experience
  • Led on numerous M&A, financing and commercial transactions
  • Deep experience of the foreign exchange and payments businesses

Mark Freedman | Executive - CFO

  • Senior finance professional with over 30 years’ experience in financial and professional services sectors
  • Group Board Director and Executive Committee member
  • Deep experience of leading multiple finance disciplines including external reporting, planning and analysis, business partnering, tax, major finance transformation initiatives and M&A