Currencycloud hires new CTO and COO

Currencycloud has announced the appointment of Mark Ledsham as the firm’s new chief operations officer (COO) and Neil Drennan as its new chief technology officer (CTO.)

Previously chief executive of, Ledsham will take responsibility for scaling the global payment company’s underlying compliance and payment infrastructure as the firm continues to grow internationally.

“I’m joining Currencycloud at an incredibly exciting stage in its growth trajectory,” said Ledsham. “This made for a compelling opportunity: to work alongside the best in the business, serving many of the most important FinTech and financial services companies in the world.”

Previously CTO at 10X Future Technologies, Drennan has also held roles at BBC Worldwide, Amazon and Virgin Media.

“Currencycloud has changed the face of cross-border payments using technology to deliver faster, more transparent and cost-effective solutions for its clients,” he said. “I am looking forward to working with, and growing, the existing team to continue being at the forefront of the industry.”

He will take on responsibility for the build and development for Currencycloud’s platform and supporting technology solutions.

“Mark and Neil are top-quality talent and we’re extremely pleased to welcome them aboard,” said Mike Laven, Currencycloud chief executive. “These new roles will allow the business to focus on key areas of development as we aim to continue our ambitious growth plans.”

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