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Rupert Fane 

Driven & focused consulting minds 

Rupert Fane | Non Executive Director 

Rupert is a co-founder of Audere and is instrumental to the company's strategic entry and operations in new global markets.


Formerly a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, Rupert is an equity and equity-linked capital markets investment banker with over 20 years' operational experience in London, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. 

James Dewar | Non Executive 

James has over 35 years' experience at Board level in both Executive and Non Executive roles, at listed companies or those planning a listing. 


James began his career with Ernst & Young, and went on to hold prominent roles as CFO for BP,  and group CFO for Dana Gas and Seven Energy. 

Jack Blackmore | Executive Director 

Jack is a founding Director of Audere, leading the company's growth and strategic development from inception. 

Before moving into financial advisory, Jack began his career in accounting and corporate finance at UHY and Numis Securities. 

Matteo Smolari | Head of Foreign Exchange

Matteo heads the quantitative FX advisory division of Audere. Formerly he worked for 10 years at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management where he was Head of the foreign exchange risk management team. 

Matteo has an MSc in Financial Engineering and Risk Management from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. 


Lionel Kruger | Head of Commodities

Lionel has in excess of 30 years’ experience in Investment Banking, specialising in debt origination and derivative instruments.


Formerly he headed up JCRA’s Africa business advising on currency, commodity and interest rate risks for large utility scale infrastructure and project finance transactions. Prior to joining JCRA in 2016, he ran a successful consultancy in Johannesburg for 16 years.


Jonathan Lye | Head of Interest Rates

Jonathan has over 12 years’ experience advising Real Estate, Private Equity and Corporate Clients in financial risk management from his time at JCRA and Chatham Financial.


Previous roles also include management consultancy and banking at Schlumberger Sema and JP Morgan. Jonathan has an MBA from Cass Business School and degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol. Jonathan is regulated by Midmar Capital LLP.

Francesco Podesta | Head of Institutions 

Francesco has advised corporate and financial institution clients on financial market risks for over 15 years.


Before joining Audere he held leading advisory and relationship management roles at JCRA and J.P. Morgan, delivering and supervising projects across Europe, Africa and several other emerging market regions.

Charlie Long | Head of Finance 

Charlie is a business analyst with 20 years corporate and financial services experience, mostly in London’s equity capital markets.


Charlie is responsible for Audere’s financial infrastructure and processes, tracking operational performance, and reporting to the board and investors.  

Nikita Barsukov |  Head of Implementation

Nikita is a head of implementation at Audere. He is currently developing the analytics modules for Iris X. He is a skilled data scientist with more than 10 years of experience in software engineering and analytics.


In the past he was responsible for data analytics for Dynamics Business Central, a flagship ERP product from Microsoft. 


Paolo Bordi | Partner [Italy]

For over 30 years in financial services, Paolo has extensive experience, from investment research, asset allocation and risk management, to institutional business development.

He was head of Italian institutional clients at Edmond de Rothschild and previously at AXA IM, advising on traditional and alternative investments. Prior to these positions, Paolo was head of asset allocation and risk management at Capitalia AM (now Amundi) and previously head of investment research at RAS (now Allianz). He began his career as an advisor at Assogestioni (the Italian Association of Asset Managers).

Stuart Pitfield | Partner

Formerly Managing Director and Head of EMEA FX at Bank of New York Mellon, Stuart has over 25 years' experience in managing and building operations within the FX industry. 


Stuart is instrumental to the facilitation of Audere's corporate and institutional client relations.


Greg Smith | Partner

Greg has over 10 years' industry experience. He started his career in foreign exchange at Lloyds Bank. After this directorship he went on to head the trading divisions of World First and Global Reach Partners.

Greg manages the client relations and advisory solutions for Audere's largest client engagements.


Curtis Noble | Head of CSR

Curtis manages Audere's social division,, responsible for driving growth amongst the iNGO sector.

He has held various positions within the FX market throughout his career but ultimately finds value in helping non-profits deliver more money where it is most needed.


Henry Longstaff | CSR Senior Associate 

Henry joined Audere in 2017 and has the responsibility of developing our corporate social responsibility division know as Charity Transfers.

Henry also heads the company's fundraising efforts for the charities we currently support.

Maxime Pedleton |  Associate 

Maxime joined Audere in 2019 as an associate in trade support and advisory administration.

Prior to Audere he read Finance & Management at Bath University and more recently has completed a Masters at UCL. 

Tina Swift  | HR & Compliance Officer

Tina is a qualified IFA and Compliance Certified Officer with over 35 years' financial advisory and compliance experience.


Tina ensures we maintain the highest standards of FCA regulatory statutory adherence. 

Syfur Rahman | Compliance Consultant

Syfur has over 12 years compliance and AML experience. He started his career with the Royal Bank of Scotland and moved into senior positions at Barings Asset Management; Centricus Asset Management and more recently Hannam and Partners. 



Syfur supports Audere's back office witth implementing the highest standards in compliance and AML

Mark Baigent | Finance & Administration 

Mark has over 20 years experience in finance and administration, having previously CFO roles at a number of mid-cap corporations.

Mark joined Audere in 2017 and manages the operational administration and finance processes at Audere. 

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