Our People

Paul Nailand
Founder & Managing Director

Paul co-founded Visual Risk in 2001 and is joint managing director with responsibility for the technical management of the company. Paul has over 23 years experience in financial markets. Previously he worked in investment banking where he gained a unique blend of systems and market knowledge from positions in derivatives trading, corporate treasury outsourcing and equities research. Paul holds a Masters of Science from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Richard Hughes
Founder & Managing Director

Richard co-founded Visual Risk in 2001 and is joint managing director with responsibility for the marketing management of the company. He has over 28 years experience in financial markets where he has consulted widely to corporate treasuries. He previously worked in investment banking as a derivative trader and risk advisor. Richard holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Finance) from the University of Cape Town and is a Fellow of the Finance & Treasury Association of Australia.

Glen Giffen
Sales Director

Glen leads our international sales team. He is a specialist in the fields of treasury risk and compliance where he has consulted widely to major corporations and financial institutions. Glen has over 15 years experience in banking and finance as an FX and interest rate risk management specialist. He holds a Masters of Commerce (Applied Finance) from the University of NSW and a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University.

Dan Coutts
Chief Technology Officer

Dan leads our software development teams and drives our technology platforms including Cloud delivery. He has over 17 years of executive experience leading software development teams in the production and support of international products servicing the Finance, FMCG and Media market sectors. Dan has deep experience in the successful delivery of multi-million dollar projects. Prior to running development teams, Dan implemented treasury dealing room systems and managed large network migration projects.

Dr Alankar Karol
Chief Operating Officer – UK/ Europe

Alankar leads our European operations. He has over 10 years of experience designing and implementing treasury solutions. He consults widely with leading global companies and financial institutions with a strong focus on complex risk, valuation and hedge accounting issues. Alankar was previously at the University of Technology, Sydney where he collaborated with the Central Bank of Denmark on building Intelligent financial systems. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics and a Masters of Finance.

Wayne Fu
Head of Client Relations

Wayne leads our Client Relationship Management and support teams with responsibility for managing a diverse portfolio of clients, implementations and support processes. He has over 13 years of treasury and risk management systems experience in both the banking and corporate space. He specialises in risk and asset-liability management and has a particular interest in treasury transformations. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering (Hons) and an Executive MBA from the University of NSW.

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