The Team

FX Capital is headed up by James Edward who founded the business in 2004 and Tim Powell who joined in 2010.

Our team includes:

James Edward
35 years banking experience, 15 of these intimately involved in international trade finance, including 8 years as head of Capital Equipment Imports and Trade Finance, Nedbank Corporate (prev. BoE Corporate Bank). Previously headed up the Durban office of Reichmans Trade Finance, part of Investec Bank. James has a B.Comm degree majoring in Economics and Business Finance, Bankers Diploma and has completed Advanced International Finance course at UCT. James enjoys surfing in his spare time and has a very active family that love the outdoors.

Tim Powell
B.Comm Honours degree. 20 years of work experience including the likes of Price Waterhouse Coopers, Combined Motor Holdings, BoE, and Ernst & Young JD Edwards in South Africa and Deutsche Bank and 1st Contact Forex in London. 4 Years corporate and investment banking experience and a further 15 years foreign exchange experience, having started and built an online forex business in London. Tim enjoys the sea and outdoors in general and can be found on the beach or climbing mountains with his wife and 2 boys on weekends in the Cape.

Jean Kightley
Foreign exchange dealer. 30 years banking experience including 20 years working in the Treasury and International banking environment. Jean loves travelling overseas.

Tanya Van der Westhuizen
B.Comm Honours degree. With 18 years’ work experience, started out at ABSA Bank before moving to the UK where she worked for the Dept of Works and Pension. Returned to SA in 2006 and started her career in the foreign exchange industry. Tanya successfully summited Mt Kilimanjaro in 2013 and enjoys adventurous outdoor activities such as Shark cage diving, surfing and abseiling.

Shawn Maidwell
B.Comm  Marketing and Economics. Cape Town born and bred. He spent 7 years in sunny Scotland before returning to South Africa to begin working with FX Capital. Shawn has 3 years’ experience in foreign exchange, exchange control and cross-border payments and likes nothing better than a good game of hockey, cricket or football , and  having a laugh with friends or having good homemade food.

Anita Huyser
B.Comm Degree. 18 years work experience, 12 years of it in the financial industry and 6 years of Foreign Exchange, exchange control and cross-border payments experience. Anita has worked and travelled through Europe. She also successfully summited Kilimanjaro and completed her 1st Argus in 2014.

Antoinette Garzola
Marketing and Sales Management certificate from Damelin. 23 years banking experience in international banking. Starting at Barclays Bank, Antoinette then joined the retail foreign exchange division of Thomas Cook before moving into Treasury Sales and eventually headed up the Treasury Sales Team in Kwazulu Natal for Bidvest Bank and specialising in international payments, trade finance and lending. Antoinette enjoys travelling especially to Europe and Italy in her spare time.

Rochelle Naicker
12 Years within the Corporate Financial and Forex banking industry, Rochelle’s experience includes the challenge of being the regional branch manager of a Forex Bureau de Change. She has a passion for foreign exchange and customer service and enjoys reading and spending quality time with her family.

Charmaine Thomson
Certificate in Marketing through RAU University;  a National Diploma NQF 6 in Financial Markets and Instruments (Academy of Financial Markets), a diploma in Treasury Management and Trade Finance (Institute of Bankers). Charmaine started her banking career in 1986 with Trust Bank Corporate and spent the next 20 years specialising in Forex and International Banking. When not at work she enjoys the outdoors with her family, whether climbing mountains, playing golf or swimming the Midmar mile.

Brenda Simpkins
BSocSci in Economics and Industrial Psychology.  25 years working experience in a project management and business management capacity, in the event organising and office design industries. Brenda is passionate about customer service and is kept busy with her three children in any spare time she may have.

Lynn Ӧz
Certificate in banking with Milpark Business School. Born and bred in George, Lynn moved to Cape Town 3 and half years ago. Prior to George she lived in Israel, UK and Turkey. She gained 18 years banking experience at FNB. Lynn loves travelling and spending time with her family especially her grown up son.

Contact FX Capital

Durban:  031 5368844
Cape Town:  021 6572153

E-mail: info@forexcapital.co.za