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Our Board

Our Board is responsible for managing our affairs. This includes establishing our corporate governance strategy, defining our risk appetite, monitoring our performance, making decisions on capital usage and dividend recommendations to our Minister, the Minister for Trade and Tourism.

Our Board always ensures that a Board member does not participate in discussions where there is, or may be, a conflict between their own interests and those of our organisation or one of our customers. We maintain a register updated with the disclosed interests of all Board Members.

Our Minister is responsible for our organisation and is represented on the Board by the government member, the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (or their alternate). Our Board consists of our Managing Director & CEO, seven Non-Executive Directors and a government member.

Board members and our Managing Director & CEO are appointed under the Export Finance and Insurance Act 1991 (Cth). The Non-Executive Directors and Government member are appointed by our Minister.

Our Minister provides guidance to our Board through a Statement of Expectations. Our Board responds with a Statement of Intent confirming how we will operate to meet those expectations.

Debra Hazelton

Debra Hazelton

Chair

Independent, Non-executive member

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David Bennett

Deputy Chair

Independent, Non-executive member

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John Hopkins

Managing Director & CEO

Executive member

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Jodie Baker

Board member, Board Audit and Risk Committee Chair

Independent, Non-executive member

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Rob Chapman

Board member, Board Audit and Risk Committee Member

Independent, Non-executive member

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James Douglas

Board member, Board Audit and Risk Committee Member

Independent, Non-executive member

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Catherine Walter

Catherine Walter AM

Board member

Independent, Non-executive member

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James “Jimmy” Wilson

Board member, Board Audit and Risk Committee Member

Independent, Non-executive member

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Jan Adams

Jan Adams AO PSM

Government member

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Our Executive

Our Executive is responsible for delivering on our purpose of supporting the growth of Australian businesses internationally.

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John Hopkins

Managing Director & CEO

Executive member

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Manny Arabatzis

Chief Risk Officer

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Greg Caisley

Chief SME Finance Officer

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Amanda Copping

Chief Investment Officer

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Victoria Doherty

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Nic Frankham

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

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Sonia Kammel

Chief Financial Officer

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Felicity Shaw

General Counsel

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Our Project and Structured Finance team

Our Project and Structured Finance team provide project financing to larger exporters across a broad range of industries, Australian businesses operating and investing internationally, as well as international buyers of Australian goods and/or services.

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Birribi Dillon

Head of International Partnerships and Development

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Dougal Crawford

Director, Project & Structured Finance

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Caroline Joo

Director, Project & Structured Finance

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Dan Smart

Director, Project & Structured Finance

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Sean Carey

Director, Project & Structured Finance

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Charith Amarasinghe

Director, Project and Structured Finance

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Our Business Development team

Our Business Development team provide a range of finance solutions to support SMEs across a range of industries, from advanced manufacturing and defence to infrastructure and shipbuilding.

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Phil Smith

Head of Business Development SME

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Krystal Doyle

Associate Director, Business Development, NSW & ACT

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Brad Gosling

Associate Director, Business Development, WA

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Aleks Henderson

Director, Business Development, WA

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Simon O'Connell

Associate Director, Business Development, VIC & TAS

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Adam Pearce

Director, Business Development, QLD

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Andrew Perkins

Director, Business Development, SA & NT

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Michael Reznikov

Director, Business Development, NSW & ACT

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Yuri Schneider

Associate Director, Business Development, VIC & TAS

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Jana Walker

Associate Director, QLD & NT

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Maria Aitken

Business Development Officer

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Laura Jenkins

Customer Liaison Officer

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