Meet The Team

Humphrey Percy Chairman and Founder

Humphrey has more than 40 years of international banking experience and has worked at J. Henry Schroder Wagg, Barclays Merchant Bank (later Barclays de Zoete Wedd/BZW) and WestLB where he held positions including CEO, Managing Director, General Manager, and Head of Global Financial Markets. Within fixed income, currencies and commodities, he managed a number of global capital markets, foreign exchange, financial futures, money market and derivatives businesses for Barclays and WestLB.

 

Backed by Kuwaiti institutional and private investors, Humphrey founded Bank of London and The Middle East plc in 2006 where he was Chief Executive Officer of BLME Holdings for 9 years. Subsequently and until the end of 2018, Humphrey was Group Chief Executive of KEH Group and held Board positions at WH Ireland plc, Armila Capital Ltd and London Resort Company Holdings Ltd. A Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and on the Advisory Board of the London Capital Club and a Business Ambassador for the Royal Marines Business Liaison Group until 2018 when he returned to 41 Eastcheap and to SGM-FX which he founded in 2002. In 2019 Humphrey founded HighLine Partners Ltd, (www.highlinepartners.co.uk) a boutique specialising in corporate finance and human capital and resource management, where he is Chairman.

Mireille Percy CEO

Mireille joined SGM-FX in 2017. Mireille has a BSc in Computer Science from Notre Dame University, Beirut and a Master’s in Finance from ESCP-EAP, Paris.
During a 18 year career in financial services prior to SGM-FX, she led strategy and operational project roll-outs in more than 30 global projects for leading international banks including BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and ICBC Standard as well as London challenger banks BLME, QIB, Gatehouse and EAB.

Julie Neal Head of HR

Julie joined SGM-FX in December 2002 at the time of the foundation of the Company. Prior to that Julie worked in the Financial services Industry in the City of London.

 

Julie is the SGM-FX Office Manager, Head of Human Resources, Accounts Manager, and Data Protection Officer.

Charles Porter ECS Department Manager

Charles holds a first class degree in Politics Philosophy and Economics from the University of Exeter and a Master’s of Science degree with distinction in the Political Economy of Europe from the London School of Economics.

 

In addition to his responsibilities for the ECS Department, Charles is the author of regular articles of analysis and opinion and he is the market commentator on Loose Change on Talk Radio every Monday morning.

Euan Maskell ECS Department

After completing an internship at a London based Public Relations firm, Euan moved to the financial service sector to focus on the foreign exchange market. Following two years working with Saga plc, Euan joined SGM-FX’s operational department in 2017.

 

Having developed a strong knowledge of foreign exchange client settlements together with a good understanding of the sector, Euan moved to Customer Service Department at the end of 2018 dealing directly with clients and the SGM-FX prepaid currency card (PPC).

Harry Clynch ECS Department

Harry joined SGM-FX in 2020 having graduated with a First Class degree in English Literature from Churchill College, Cambridge. Prior to joining SGM-FX, Harry worked in the financial services sector In the City of London and in Beijing.

Edwin Holland ECS Department

Edwin joined SGM-FX in 2020. He graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Ancient History.

Richard Picton-Turbervill ECS Department

Richard holds a BCom in Management from the University of South Africa, Pretoria. Richard joined SGM-FX in 2017. Prior to this he worked in Financial Administration and Advisory in South Africa for Thuthukani Consulting Engineers and Signum Financial Services. Richard’s responsibilities in business development are aimed at growing the international presence of SGM-FX.

Michael Newton IT Developer

Michael graduated with a BSc Hons in Computer Science from De Montfort University in 2019. In addition to providing I.T. Support for backend systems including the SGM-FX prepaid currency card portal, Michael is part of the Project Development Team. Michael joined SGM-FX in 2019.

Jamie Pritchard Operations Manager

Jamie graduated with an honours degree in Business Management & Accounting from Brunel University in 2012.

 

Jamie joined SGM-FX in 2017 and immediately prior to joining the Company, Jamie worked at Credit Union and other companies within the financial services sector in London,

Jisun Back Operations Officer

Jisun has a BS in Computer Science from the Hanyang Women’s University, Seoul South Korea. She joined SGM-FX in 2019 having previously worked as an analyst in the Oil Trading Industry.

Conor Magee Operations Officer

Having graduated with a first-class degree in Financial Economics from the University of Essex, Conor decided on a career in the financial services industry and worked in the sector in London. Conor joined SGM-FX in 2020.

Rob Warrington Operations Officer

Rob graduated from the University of Oxford in 2018 with a degree in History. He joined the SGM-FX Operations team in August 2020 having previously worked in the financial services sector.

Alberto Cerdà-Ortiz Compliance Manager

Alberto has a degree in Business and Sociology from University of Murcia, Spain and a Masters in Sales Management from ENAE Business School, Murcia Spain.
Prior to joining SGM-FX in 2019, Alberto held various compliance and KYC positions in the London financial services sector.

 

Alberto has completed the ICA International Advanced Certificate in Anti Money Laundering and is qualifying for the ICA International Advanced Diploma in Anti Money Laundering.

Alessia Xue Compliance Officer

Alessia joined SGM-FX in 2020, having graduated from BPP University with a Master of Laws Legal Practice (Solicitor). She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics from the University of Warwick and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Swansea University.