Global Reach Group adds to senior management team

Global Reach Group (, a provider of corporate and personal foreign exchange services, has added to its senior management team with the appointment of Dr Tim Watson to lead its global technology function. 

Watson has a PhD in Computational Chemistry and brings 15 years of hands-on industry experience in fields including financial product engineering, operations and information security.

Watson has previously worked in both London and Los Angeles, most recently holding the roles of Deputy CTO and Interim Chief Information Security Officer at WorldFirst (part of Ant Financial). The appointment supports the ongoing Global Reach Group strategy of driving innovations in the field of payments technology across the globe.

Nicholas Fullerton, Chief Executive Officer at Global Reach Group, says: ‘As a business, we are committed to ensuring our product continues to evolve, delivering a market-beating solution to all our clients. Tim is a keen technologist and his wealth of experience will ensure we continue to meet this objective.’

Watson adds: ‘The global FX and payments business continues to evolve at a pace. I look forward to using my industry knowledge to help drive further innovation at Global Reach, ensuring we continue to deliver best-in-class technology-led strategies that put agile digital capabilities at the core of currency services.’

Nicholas Fullerton, one of the original co-founders of the Group, previously held the role of Chief Operating Officer at Global Reach Group, before being promoted to CEO in September 2019. Other long-standing members of the senior management team include Chief Compliance and Risk Officer, Millie Richardson, the former WorldFirst CCO; and Commercial Director, Leandra McPhillips, the former Marketing Director at CMC Markets.