INTERNATIONAL payments firm Worldfirst has hired its first CFO, appointing an ICAEW mentor to assist the company in its global expansion.
Alexander Filshie, a mentor to ICAEW’s Financial Talent Executive Network (F-TEN), has been handed the newly created CFO role at Worldfirst.
Filshie has more than 20 years’ experience in the global financial services sector in leadership positions at Standard Chartered, Barclays, American Express and, most recently, as group CFO at cash settlement firm CLS Group.
Speaking on the appointment, Jonathan Quin, CEO and co-rounder of Worldfirst, said: “The acceleration in our growth brings some exciting new opportunities and we’re mindful of the increase in the complexity and volume of transactions, especially as we enter new international markets.
“Alexander has a wealth of experience in these areas and a proven track record of delivering outstanding results which will help the team as we prepare for further rapid growth.”