About Us: Meet the Team

Jon Beddell

Jon Beddell - CEO

After failing to find a profession which united his childhood ambitions of being a pilot, archaeologist and zoologist, Jon began his career as a trader in a London-based investment firm.

He then went on to become a founding member of the TorFX team. As CEO Jon is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of TorFX strategy as well as managing group projects including significant partnerships, acquisitions, overseas expansion and corporate strategy.

For Jon one of the most rewarding aspects of his work is helping to make decisions which both improve the business and benefit its staff.

When not working, Jon used to spend his spare time fishing and gliding. But since marrying and having children Jon is more likely to be found enjoying family time at home, cooking (with a glass of wine in hand), and running.


Keith Hatton

Keith Hatton - Group CEO

Keith spent nineteen years working in corporate banking and seven further years on and off-shore in the international payments arena before joining TorFX in 2011.

For the past fifteen years he has held leadership roles within the FX and payments industry, giving him the experience needed to direct the board and push for the achievement of the company’s strategic goals.

When he was younger Keith couldn’t decide whether to pursue a career as a farmer or a pilot. Only with hindsight did he realise he could have united these ambitions by becoming a crop sprayer.

Over the years Keith’s hobbies of paragliding and mountaineering have evolved into more sedate pursuits, like cycling, skiing and sailing.


David Miles

David Miles - Group Financial Director

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloittes, David spent eighteen years working for large Japanese Capital Markets firms before making the move to the foreign exchange industry in 2006.

In his present role David oversees the company’s strategy and performance, deriving satisfaction from the growth and success TorFX has seen over the years.

David also takes pride in the employment opportunities the company has brought to the local area.

Outside of work David’s hobbies are his family and golf – not necessarily in that order.


Leo Markides

Leo Markides - Group Chief Operating Officer

Leo is responsible for the group’s IT development strategy, operational functions and also contributes to group strategy.

Bringing extensive experience from senior roles in a number of payments businesses including AMEX, the Post Office and Moneygram, Leo has a track record in delivering operational excellence.

Leo has a degree in Mathematics from Warwick University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Paul Billing

Paul Billing – Head of Australasia

Originally from the UK, Paul joined the TorFX UK team in 2011 and built an enviable track record as a senior dealer and manager before emigrating to Australia in 2013 where he now takes overall responsibility for all aspects of the Australian business. As well as overseeing areas from recruitment and training to team management, Paul takes a keen interest in exploring opportunities for growth and business improvement. Less glamorous aspects of his job include doing the monthly tea bag and pen orders.

Paul likes to take part in all the competitive sport Australia has to offer. From playing 'soccer' fairly well to surfing pretty badly, Paul’s always on the go and is also finding time to study for his MBA.

Paul holds the RG146 Qualification in Foreign Exchange.


Ian Cragg

Ian Cragg – Head of Business Development

Before relocating to Australia, Ian grew up in Cornwall and joined TorFX’s rapidly growing UK office in 2008.

Having always relished the opportunity to gain experience working overseas, it seemed like a natural progression to continue working for the company and take up a new challenge in a slightly warmer climate. Ian has embraced the local lifestyle since arriving down under but won’t ever give up trying to find a proper Cornish pasty.

Ian oversees the Australian Business Development team, developing and managing a growing network of third party referral, affiliate and white label partnerships.

As a keen traveller, Ian takes every opportunity to explore in Australia and beyond.

Ian holds the RG146 Qualification in Foreign Exchange.