Sucden Financial Hires Kirsty Gillies as Head of eFX Sales

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Kirsty Gillies, Sucden Financial Global Head of eFX Sales

Sucden Financial Hires Kirsty Gillies to Replace Michael Davies as Head of eFX Sales

November 21, 2018

Sucden FinancialThe new head of eFX Sales will be responsible for the FX broker’s sales strategy as the company looks to expand and consolidate its presence across the world.

Sucden Financial, the leading International derivatives and FX broker, has appointed Kirsty Gillies as Global Head of eFX Sales, replacing Michael Davies, who recently moved to FCA regulated Prime of Prime brokerage Stater Global Markets.

Gillies joins Sucden Financial from UBS, where she spent eight years as Executive Director and was responsible for running its eFX sales team in London, comprising of the UK, Ireland, Northern and Southern Europe markets.

Prior to UBS, Gillies was Assistant Vice President of eFX Sales at Barclays for four years. She has a wealth of experience in electronic distribution for FX, rates and credit across a broad range of clients including banks, brokers, hedge funds, real money and corporates on a global scale. Gillies holds a Master of Arts in Economics and Management from the University of St. Andrews.

The new global head of eFX Sales at Sucden Financial will report to Co-Heads of eFX Peter Brooks and Wayne Roworth at Sucden Financial in London.

Peter Brooks, Sucden Financial Co-Head of eFX
Peter Brooks, Sucden Financial Co-Head of eFX

Peter Brooks, Co-Head of eFX at Sucden Financial, said: “We welcome Kirsty to this new role within the team. With over a decade of experience she has a deep understanding of the extremely competitive FX landscape and market trends. She is well-regarded in the industry and alongside the team in London and Hong Kong, will use her broad experience to further expand the business.”

The new position will have her responsible for elevating Sucden Financial’s sales strategy in order to generate new business and solidify the company’s presence across worldwide markets.
Kirsty Gillies, Global Head of eFX Sales at Sucden Financial, commented: “I am delighted to join the team at Sucden Financial, a well-established and highly regarded participant within the FX industry. I look forward to further strengthening the firm’s position on a global level and using my skills and experience to advance the sales strategy for the eFX division.”

Sucden has lost two key executives to Stater Global Markets in October 2018. Michael Davies, who was Sucden Financial’s Head of eFX Sales EMEA, left to become Global Head of Sales at Stater.

 Ayhan Gurcuoglu, who was Regional Sales Manager based in Turkey at Sucden left to Stater for the same role.

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