We’re owners and partners in this business. That’s why we do so much more to provide outstanding service to our clients. Yes, it’s business, but business we care about personally. Since 2003, we’ve made it simple for over 150,000 people like you to transfer money. As an FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) authorised firm, we offer a broad range of financial services to major international corporations, accountancy and legal practices, funds and man co's, property developers – as well as private clients.

The Leadership team

Martin Cox

CEO & Founder

Martin was an early pioneer within the foreign exchange industry after identifying a gap in the overseas property market back in 1998, whilst serving as a currency broker and then director of Currencies Direct.

Martin founded Global Currency Exchange Network Ltd (GCEN) in 2003 and since then has led the international expansion across mainland Europe and the UAE, with 6 offices in total.

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Martin Cox

CEO & Founder

In those 18 years since launch, over 150k clients have been successfully served and almost $7bn of foreign currency transacted last year.

As CEO of both Global Currency Exchange Network Ltd and Global Custodial Services Ltd, Martin led the merger of these two organisations and the launch under the new brand GC Partners in 2019.

Nathan Bullas

Chief Operating Officer

Nathan was appointed to the board of directors in 2007 after serving four years as one of the founding employees of Global Currency Exchange Network Ltd (GCEN). Nathan's responsibilities span global sales, compliance and administration.

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Nathan Bullas

Chief Operating Officer
Nathan was also instrumental in launching Global Custodial Services Ltd in 2013 and performing the role of Director, MLRO and compliance oversight. This new business has become a specialist financial services provider targeted towards investment firms, family office’s and HNWI’s and forms an important part of the GC Partners offering. After graduating in 1999, Nathan began his early career as a senior sales executive for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. He then joined the forex and payment services markets in 2001, where he lead the private client migration desk at Currencies Direct.

Andrew Fundell

Chief Commercial Officer

Andrew is primarily responsible for commercial development and strategy within GC Partners and was promoted to the board of directors in 2017. With over 12 years’ experience working in the foreign exchange & payments industry, Andrew began his career at HiFX then moved on to the Cornhill Asset Management Group, where he progressed to running the FX desk.

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Andrew Fundell

Chief Commercial Officer
In addition to being responsible for growing revenues and profit, Andrew was also responsible for managing all banking relationships and internal & external systems. Before joining GCEN in 2013 to run the London office, Andrew spent a year with a fund to open a new FX desk, utilising their existing liquidity to provide FX services to larger corporate and institutional clients with a specific focus on hedging and asset purchase.

Mark Joseph

Chief Strategy Officer

Mark joined GC Partners initially as a board adviser in 2018 and was appointed to CSO in May 2020. In this role Mark is responsible for corporate strategy, business planning, new business development and marketing. Prior to joining GC Partners, Mark held senior leadership positions in some of the world’s most prominent brands including Red Bull, Universal and Vodafone. Mark’s primary focus is on developing strategic growth initiatives in key markets and developing GC Partners into a recognised and trusted financial services brand.

Dr Ruth Wandhöfer

Chief Innovation Officer 

After over a decade with Citi as Managing Director and Global Head of Regulatory Strategy, Ruth is now an independent non-executive director on the Boards of Permanent TSB, Gresham Technology, Digital Identity Net as well as a Partner at Gauss Ventures – a VC firm focused on early stage FinTech investment and Chair of the Payment Systems Regulator Panel.

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Dr Ruth Wandhöfer

Chief Innovation Officer 

Ruth is also a Strategic Advisor of the European Third Party Provider Association (ETPPA) as well as an advisor to RTGS.global. Until recently she served as an independent non-executive director on the Boards of the London Stock Exchange Group and Pendo Systems Inc and as Senior Advisor to KPMG. She also occasionally lectures at Queen Mary School of Law, London, and is a Visiting Professor at The London Institute of Banking & Finance.

Laura King

Director of Risk and MLRO

Laura joined GC Partners in 2018 as Head of Compliance and MLRO. With almost a decade of fraud investigation and compliance experience, Laura performs the role of SMF 16 and SMF 17 across the GC Partners group companies. Laura holds a degree in Law, an ICA Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and is a certified anti-money laundering specialist.

Mark Hewlett

Director of Product & Infrastructure

Mark joined GC Partners after a short stint at Revolut, prior to which holding the position of Head of Banking Relationships at Ebury Partners where he led the development of infrastructure and products for over 7 years. He enabled Ebury to be the first non-bank to be directly connected to Faster Payments in the UK and SEPA Instant, the first non-bank to go live on SWIFT GPI and successfully expanded the local collection accounts capability in 30 countries.

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Mark Hewlett

Director of Product & Infrastructure

Mark’s role includes working with Global and Regional Banks, Regulators, Central Banks, Payment Processors, and Market Infrastructures whilst ensuring that all new products and services are successfully implemented across all offices. Mark also holds the Investment Advice Diploma (Derivatives).

Our story

It all started in 2003. Since then, we've helped over 150,000 clients to move their money overseas. Take a look at our journey so far....

Global Currency Exchange Network founded

Two offices opened in Costa Blanca & Costa Almeria, Spain.

Office opened in the Algarve, Portugal

Dubai office opens

GCEN became an FCA Authorised Payment Institute (API)

Global Custodial Services Ltd (GCS) was founded and granted full client money permissions by the FCA

Turnover exceeds $1.4bn

Turnover exceeds $2.7bn

Office opened in Malta

Turnover exceeds $4bn

Employees become owners of the business via Employee Ownership Trust.

Turnover exceeds $5bn

GC Partners becomes the new brand of GCEN and GCS.

Turnover exceeds $6.8bn

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