Chris Compston


With a background in foreign exchange and over 20 years experience in online payments. His vision for the company is to bring a new standard of fairness by making multi-currency payments more cost effective for acquirers and merchants.

Jon Allen, CA

Managing Director

30 years of management and entrepreneurial experience. Jon is also a significant figure in the e-gaming industry with 11 years on the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, latterly as Chairman.

David Drever

Non-Executive Director

David has 20 years’ experience in online payments. He has spent most of his career developing sales and partnerships channels. Prior to joining Shwap, he was the Vice President of Global Partnerships for WorldPay’s e-commerce division.

Alessandro Morganti

Chief Financial Officer

Over 20 years’ experience in risk and finance based roles for several e-commerce as well as acquiring businesses. Notably, Alessandro was Finance Director for global gaming giant Pokerstars.

Phill Evans

Treasury Director

Over 15 years’ experience in Treasury and FX, Phill previously worked for Barclays Wealth and Investment, managing treasury relationships for high-net-worth individuals. He also led specialist FX teams for Bank Of America.

David Butterworth

Head of Sales

David has crafted a successful and rewarding career with a combination of entrepreneurial vigour, ambition and hard work. He is a specialist with over 20 years of sales experience.


Nigel Thacker

CCO - Silverflow

Nigel Thacker is another of the few people in the world with 20 years experience in online payments.

In 2000 he moved into Payments as the second UK employee for Bibit, helping them become the best of breed PSP, bought by RBS in 2005. Since then he has worked across all aspects of the payments industry, BIN sponsorship, Transactional Fx, launching new payment methods and more recently managed the Enterprise sales team at Adyen.​

As CCO of Silverflow, Nigel is responsible for the sales and go to market strategy, heading the commercial team across Europe and beyond as Silverflow expands its reach.

Gary Dugan

CEO - The Global CIO Office

Gary Dugan has 37 years experience in senior roles at some of the leading global financial services businesses such as JPMorgan, Barclays and Merill Lynch and more recently in the UAE at Emirates NBD and NBAD.

As a Chief Investment Officer and Global Strategist, he has led investment teams in private banking and institutional portfolio management for multi asset portfolios for the past 18 years for clients around the world.​

Gary has a reputation for making bold calls on markets including call the 1987 crash, the rise of the eurozone, the collapse of the tech bubble, and 2007 World Financial crisis. More recently he predicted Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election. He has been regularly in the media in Europe, Asia, Middle East and on Wall Street.