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A brief history of our forex team

In 1996, our founders saw the opportunity to create a service that provides speedy, secure and cost-effective international money transfers at competitive exchange rates.

Meet the team

We have a multinational team of Aussies, Kiwis, South Africans, Poles and even the odd Brit. Our dedicated brokers in Australia, Hong Kong, the UK and South Africa work across multiple times zones and are always happy to assist you with any query you may have.

We can talk high level forex, but can put it in layman’s terms if you need us to. We’re passionate about what we do and we put our clients at the heart of our business.

Find out a little more about the brokers and client liaisons you’ll have the pleasure of getting to know when you use our service.

Our South African forex team

Tim Powell
  • Director
Rochelle Naicker
  • Forex Broker
Nicole_ Inderjith
Nicole  Inderjith
  • Forex Administrator
Monique Chapman
  • Compliance and Exchange Control
Juanita Dunn
  • Client Relations Administrator
James Edward
  • Director
Shawn Maidwell
  • Operations Manager - Forex SA
Meagan Adams
  • Client Relations Administrator
Charlene  Windvogel
  • Forex Broker
Anthea Michaels
  • Client Relations Administrator
Gary Davies | Business Development Manager
Gary Davies
  • Business Development Executive
Alison Williams
  • Forex Broker
Teri-Anne  Hermans
  • Client Relations Administrator
Carmen Pitts
  • Client Relations - Emigration
Charmaine Thomson
  • Forex Broker
Lynn Ӧz
  • Forex Broker
Anita  Huyser
  • Business Development Executive
Brenda Simpkins
  • Forex Broker
Tanya Van Der Westhuizen
  • Business Development Executive

Our United Kingdom forex team

Craig  Lesser
  • Business Development Consultant
Carey  Kolver
  • Business Development and Customer Relations Consultant
Saskia  Johnston
  • Senior Business Development Executive

Our global forex team

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Andrew Rissik
  • Director: Forex and International Projects
Sebastian Steyn
  • Forex Risk and Hedging Specialist
Jason Chown
  • Director
Calvin Matsaure
  • Forex Manager - Operations
Gemma Cloete
  • Forex Manager - Client Relations and Business Development
Tim Smith
  • National Development Manager

How it all began

Forex services were traditionally provided by the high street banks and larger money transfer agents, but we knew that we could do better. Money transfer services are just one of the many hundreds of services that banks offer and let’s be honest, it’s impossible to master them all.

We were right. For more than 20 years, first as 1st Contact Forex and now as Sable International, we’ve built a business out of refining and mastering the money transfer service. To date we have over 60,000 registered clients and do over 140,000 transactions per year.

Our goal was, and is, to give clients the ability to transfer money internationally, from anywhere and at any time.

Whether you want to transfer your savings home, bring your savings back, send money to loved ones, pay off debt  or invest offshore with expert advice, we can help.

We also help small and medium-sized businesses transfer funds internationally.

Whatever your foreign exchange needs are, we’ve got you covered.

We’re accredited across the world

The security of our clients’ funds is especially important to us. We’re registered with HM Customs & Excise in the UK as a money services business (registration number 12148630).

1st Contact Forex Pty Ltd holds an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFS Licence number 335 126) issued by ASIC to deal in foreign exchange.

We meet all the required capital and liquidity requirements and stand under the financial controls and “know your customer” policies and procedures of our corporate bankers. All client funds are held in designated client money bank accounts with our corporate bankers.

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South Africa

Cape Town

Regent Square
Doncaster Road
Kenilworth 7708 +27 (0) 21 657 2120


25 Richefond Circle
Umhlanga 4320 +27 (0) 31 536 8843

United Kingdom


One Croydon
12-16 Addiscombe Road
Croydon CR0 0XT +44 (0) 20 7759 7514



9 Yarra Street
South Yarra
VIC 3141 +613 (0) 8651 4500

Sable International is a trading name of 1st Contact Money Limited (company number 07070528), registered in England and Wales. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK (FCA no. 517570), the Financial Services Conduct Authority in South Africa (1st Contact Money [PTY] Ltd - FSP no. 41900) and hold an Australian Financial Services Licence issued by ASIC to deal in foreign exchange (1st Contact Group - AFS Licence number 335 126).

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