Meet the team

Meet our Team

Jamie Lesinski


Jamie has worked with foreign currencies since graduating from the University of Exeter in 2007. Prior to joining CrossbarFX in December 2012 Jamie worked as a senior trader for a leading Mayfair based FX brokerage. Jamie primarily deals with high net worth families and individuals but also trades for a number of UK based owner-managed luxury brands, interior design agencies and Law firms.

Graham Nicholson


Graham joined us in May 2017 after a successful 20 year career in London . He was a Senior Foreign Exchange dealer at Bank Of America before moving to FX sales at ICAP International money brokers and helped set up an FX desk in Emerging Markets . Graham maintains all of his contacts from London and is relishing the prospect to work for a national brand in his local region in the North East of England .

Kimberley Marshall

Senior FX Dealer

Since joining us in October 2010 Kimberley has successfully passed NVQ Levels 2 & 3 in Business Administration. After initially working as part of our payments team Kimberley progressed to team supervisor and has now settled exclusively into her role as Senior FX Dealer. Kimberley also manages the company's Forward book exposure protecting ourselves and our clients from potential exchange losses.

Connor Lowther-Edwards

FX Dealer

Connor joined Crossbarfx in July 2015 as a Client Administrator, primarily focusing on payments processing. In December 2016 his role progressed to FX Dealer, he is able to process our full range of Spot and Forward deals. Since joining us Connor has successfully passed NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration and is currently studying towards Level 3.

Sarah Tyson

FX Dealer

Sarah joined us in December 2016 after 14 years of working as a Customer Service Specialist in Building Societies . Sarah is the first person that Crossbarfx has ever hired directly into the role of FX Dealer, her previous experience in the banking industry will certainly help her excel in this position. She is able to execute our full range of spot and forward contracts.

Karen Longhorn

Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

Prior to relocating from London to Cumbria to join CrossbarFX in December 2014 Karen held a global role within the controls & compliance division of a leading investment bank. Karen is responsible for ensuring a corporate understanding of legislation rules and regulations governing MSB’s their impact on the operational process of CrossbarFX as well as monitoring CrossbarFX’s adherence to regulatory and compliance policies and regulations.

Liz Vidler

System Administrator

After graduating with a degree in Politics & Philosophy from Lancaster University, Liz joined CrossbarFX in August 2009. Previously working as Senior FX Dealer, responsible for executing our full offering of FX spot and hedging contracts for both corporate and private clients she has now moved full time to managing our IT. Liz oversees the maintenance and development of our proprietary systems and IT infrastructure.

Rupert Villiers-Smith

Managing Director

Rupert founded CrossbarFX in 2004 to build upon a similar business he founded in South Africa in 1995. Based at CrossbarFXs’ head office in the Lake District Rupert not only services a select portfolio of clients but is also responsible for managing and developing our banking relationships, security of client funds and overseeing our regulatory compliance.

Fiona Dixon-Gill

Office Manager

Having joined CrossbarFX in 2004 as the company’s book keeper, Fiona has extensive experience as a foreign exchange dealer and international payments specialist. She is now responsible for the management of both the company and client accounts, coordinating head office activities and the smooth running of all company operations.