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 7 offices in total.
In those 15 years since launch, over 100k clients have been successfully served and in 2019 alone, almost $7bn of foreign currency transacted.
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 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.
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.
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.
After 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.
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 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 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.
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).
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