Travelex appoints global retail director
The Travelex foreign exchange brand has appointed Jackie Uhi to the newly created role of global retail director as part of plans to drive the next stage of its retail development and international growth.
Originally from Australia, Uhi previously worked with HSBC where she worked in head of UK distribution and head of mortgage, protection and wealth distribution positions. Prior to that, she served as a director at Barclays, Lloyds, and ANZ, Australia’s largest institutional bank.
At Travelex, she will be responsible for driving strategy, delivery, expansion and innovation across the company’s retail portfolio, which includes more than 1,100 stores and 900 ATMs across over 20 countries. Retail operations currently account for approximately 80% of Travelex’s global revenues.
Richard Wazacz, Travelex chief executive, said: “We’re delighted to have appointed Jackie to the newly created position of global retail director. Jackie is a seasoned leader in the retail banking and distribution space, and she joins at a time of increased investment, expansion and innovation in our retail operations. Her appointment is an ambitious statement about our next stage of planned growth.”
Over the past 12 months, Travelex has opened dozens of new stores around the world and has also piloted and introduced a range of new retail solutions, including the FX industry’s first ATM click-and-collect service in the UK and Australia, and a new automated currency kiosk at Heathrow.
As part of a wider senior leadership restructuring, Cameron Hume has moved to the role of global wholesale director after previously serving as in positions such as chief commercial officer and managing director for Asia-Pacific.
His new role will see him work to expand Travelex’s engagement with Asian banks and clients across the globe, including through the provision of wholesale banknotes.
Wazacz added: “I would like to congratulate Cameron Hume on his appointment as global wholesale director. Cam has been with us nearly sixteen years, and his appointment is both testament to his contributions to Travelex and a reflection of our ambitions for our wholesale operations in the Asian market and beyond.
“Together Jackie and Cam will play a pivotal role as members of the Travelex executive team to drive the resurgent growth and increased profitability of the group across the all the geographies we operate in.”
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