Meet Our Team

Peter Filmer

Director: Global

Peter is based in the United Kingdom holds a B.Comm degree from Rhodes University. He worked for Deloitte & Touche Audit and Corporate Finance teams in Johannesburg before deciding to specialize in financial markets. Peter has completed his SAIFM exams and has traded equities on the NYSE, futures and options for a London based market maker and also worked for other financial institutions in London. Peter then decided to combine his business and trading experiences to set up and start Exchange4free.

Mark Lawson

Director: Global

Mark is based in South Africa and is qualified with a BComm Honours (Finance) as well as a business school qualification in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management. Mark also holds professional qualifications in Financial Risk Management (FRM) through the Global Association of Risk Professionals in the United States and is also a Chartered Market Technician (CMT). He started his career on the open-outcry trading floor of LIFFE in London and has since traded equities, foreign exchange and derivatives for various financial institutions in London and South Africa.

Matthew Lawson

Director: South Africa

Matthew is based in South Africa where he runs the South African office servicing private and corporate customers sending money out of and into the country. He spent 5 years in real estate and property development in South Africa before moving into foreign exchange. Matthew has been instrumental in growing Exchange4free into one of the largest non-bank foreign exchange providers in the country and leads the businesses expansion into Africa from the Johannesburg base.

Martin Kunhard

Global Head of Compliance

Martin is based in the South Africa and holds an LLB degree from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University as well certificates in Risk in Financial Services and Investment Operations from Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI). Martin worked for First National Bank Trust Services after completing of his studies before deciding to specialize in compliance. Martin moved to London and worked in both Foreign Exchange and Investment compliance before taking up the role of Head of Compliance at Exchange4free.

Christine Ravenscroft

Global: Finance

Christine completed an Honours degree in Accounting from RAU in 2002 and went on to gain her Chartered Accountant (SA) in 2005 with Ernst & Young South Africa. She spent 7 years in the United Kingdom, initially as an Auditor with Ernst & Young London and then moving into a financial controller position where she gained valuable experience in all areas of the corporate environment. She joined Exchange4Free in 2012 as the Financial Controller.

Herman Howell

Global: Head of Trading

Herman worked for Exchange4free in London and has since joined our team in South Africa to head up our trading desk. He has over 10 years experience in the foreign exchange industry and is a graduate of Stellenbosch University.


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