About us

Ever since we began trading back in 2002, we’ve focused on providing the very best foreign exchange services to our clients.

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Meet our Senior Team

A team of experienced business leaders with a breadth of expertise in foreign exchange, as well as across the Financial and Professional Services, IT and FMCG sectors.

David Stevens

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

David was appointed as Global Reach Partners CEO in January 2018. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 1990, he joined Goldman Sachs, where he co-led European Equity Sales to UK institutions.  He then took on a series of leadership roles for the likes of JP Morgan Chase and ITG (Investment Technology Group), where he served as CEO for its European and then Asia Pacific businesses, before being appointed as the company’s head of US and Latin America. Prior to joining Global Reach Partners, David was CEO of Sumerian Europe and served as a senior adviser for Scottish Equity Partners. 

Martyn Hindley

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

 With responsibility for Global Reach Partners Finance and Treasury management functions, Martyn is a highly experienced professional with a strong commercial record in delivering value through performance improvement and restructuring. A qualified chartered accountant who trained with Price Waterhouse, he has held senior finance positions within a range of high profile businesses, including FTSE 250-listed companies. Prior to joining the Global Reach team, Martyn served as CFO at Equiniti Group, a company which specialises in providing complex technology-led administration, processing and payment services to FTSE 100 and 250 clients. Other significant roles have included CFO of media and conference businesses Ascential and Northcliffe Media Ltd (regional newspapers). 

Nicholas Fullerton

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

 Nicholas joined Global Reach Partners after Inflexion Private Equity successfully acquired FC Exchange, a service-focused FX business he co-founded in 2005. His current role encompasses a broad range of operations functions, including Technology, HR, Marketing, Trade Support and managing our counterparty relationships. With 14 years’ experience within the foreign exchange industry, Nicholas also worked with global advertising firm WPP Group where his major clients included Jaguar, Nike and BP. Committed to delivering the highest standards within the FX industry, he is a founding member of The Association of Foreign Exchange and Payment Companies.

Millie Richardson

CHIEF COMPLIANCE AND RISK OFFICER

Daniel Harden

DEALING DIRECTOR

 Daniel, who joined Global Reach Partners in 2011, has responsibility for the company’s Corporate and Private Dealing operations. A native of New Zealand, he started his career in 2005 at ANZ Bank in Wellington, recruited for its graduate programme. Two years later he joined HSBC in London, where he continued to develop his foreign exchange career, trading currency for large corporate clients and institutions. He then moved to World First as its Head of Corporate Dealing before joining the Global Reach team, to build out its Options business, as Head of Corporate Desk. An economics graduate, Daniel is also fully RDR and MSTA qualified.

Daniel Wray

PARTNERSHIP DIRECTOR

In a relatively short period, Daniel has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience within the FX industry. His current role encompasses Partnerships for both the Corporate and Private divisions of Global Reach Group. A graduate of Nottingham Trent University, he began his career with Martin Brokers before moving on to be a Money Market Dealer trading Short Term Interest Rate derivatives for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. He went on to join FC Exchange where, over the next 10 years, he progressed to the role of Managing Director before the business was acquired by Global Reach Partners in 2016. 

Leandra McPhillips

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Leandra has established a formidable track record in driving and implementing effective marketing strategy within the online trading sector. The core focus of her current role is the development and implementation of Global Reach Partners’ marketing, communication and customer experience strategy. She joined the business in July 2017, following its acquisition of FC Exchange to galvanise the two brands and drive further growth across the group. 
Prior to this, she spent almost 10 years with CMC Markets, where she was latterly responsible for its global marketing function. She has also held marketing roles at both Lloyds TSB and Saxo Bank.

Mike Buckland

IT DIRECTOR

Mike joined Global Reach Partners in 2017, bringing with him more than two decades experience in senior IT roles within the financial services sector. He began his career as an application developer and has since gone on to work across many different technology disciplines, including systems development, operations, change management, programme management and technology transformation. He has a Master’s degree in Information & Communication Technology in Business from Brunel University and prior to joining the Global Reach team, he worked with a range of companies including Churchill, AXA, Tesco Underwriting and Towergate. In his current role he has responsibility for defining and delivering the Groups’ technology strategy, as well as oversight and management of the firm’s infrastructure and development functions.

Ben Leadbetter

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER & TREASURER

Prior to joining Global Reach Partners, Ben qualified as a chartered accountant, starting his career within the audit practice at Grant Thornton. As his role developed, he went on to work within the firm’s financial reporting and accounting advisory team, supporting aspirational medium-sized companies as well as listed businesses. Throughout his accountancy career, Ben has provided bespoke financial reporting advice, whilst also completing a number of short-to-medium secondments where he’s supported businesses across a broad range of sectors through periods of transition. He joined the Global Reach team in June 2017 with the key focus of his current role being the financial and risk management of the firm’s operations. 

The history of Global Reach Partners

From humble beginnings, we’ve grown to become a leading provider in the world of foreign exchange.

Our experience has taught us a lot and we’ve been able to build an outstanding team. Over the years, we’ve evolved to become a 135-strong organisation that assists corporate clients in finding the most effective approach to international payments, treasury and currency risk management.

In 2016, we further bolstered our business with the backing of leading UK mid-market private equity firm, Inflexion Private Equity, which invests in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses with ambitious management teams and works in partnership with them to deliver growth.

Later in the year we acquired FC Exchange, a leading international money transfer business specialising in helping individuals with their personal foreign exchange requirements. The integration of FC Exchange into the wider Global Reach Group has meant that as well as being at the forefront of corporate foreign exchange, we are also able to offer the same level of service to private clients. 

We pride ourselves on our levels of service and take time to understand each of our clients’ unique currency needs so that we can help them put the right strategy in place.

2001

  • GRP - Company first registered as Corporate FX founded by four partners

2002

  • GRP - Moved into shared London office with one shared phone and laptop
  • GRP - First trade completed
  • GRP - Income growth from £5 to £50,000

2005

  • FCE - Founded by four partners

2006

  • GRP - Built online trading platform – SmartFX

2007

  • GRP - Moved to new offices
  • GRP - Formally launched SmartFX
  • FCE - Moved to City of London office
  • FCE - Opened a Cyprus office

2009

  • GRP - Changed name and rebranded as Global Reach Partners
  • GRM - Company first registered as “Corporate FX +”

2010

  • GRP - Achieved first £1 million revenue in a month
  • FCE - Nicholas Fullerton bought out two of the original FC Exchange partners

2011

  • GRM - Gained full FCA regulation for Options business
  • FCE - Nicholas Fullerton co-founded The Association of Foreign Exchange and Payment Companies (AFEP)

2012

  • GRP - Ranked 28th Best Company to Work for by The Sunday Times
  • GRP - Ranked 37th in the Sunday Times Profit Track 100

2013

  • GRP - SmartFX online trading platform relaunched as GRP Online
  • FCE Exchange - Acquired PSG FX to enhance range of products

2014

  • FCE - Became an E-Money Institution
  • FCE - Opened an office in Berkhamsted

2015

  • FCE - Began transacting over a billion pounds per year
  • FCE - Opened an office in Cornwall

2016

  • GRP - Inflexion Private Equity became majority shareholder
  • FCE - Opened an office in South Africa
  • GRP - Acquires FC Exchange
  • GRM - Corporate FX + changed its name to Global Reach Markets
  • FC Exchange wins Best Company award

2017

  • Global Reach Partners and FC Exchange fully integrated under one roof in a new London HQ
  • Global Reach Group transacted c.£5bn