Our Executive

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


Swati Dave

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Appointed: 3/7/2017

Qualifications: BCom, GAICD, GAIST

Swati is an experienced senior banking Executive and Non-executive Director with an established track record of successfully leading and growing complex businesses in Australia, the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Swati has over 30 years of banking and finance experience across a number of sectors, including infrastructure, energy and utilities, renewable energy and property. She has held senior positions at National Australia Bank, Deutsche Bank, AMP Henderson Global Investors, Bankers Trust and Westpac.

Swati currently serves on the board of State Super and is Deputy Chair of the Asia Society Australia. She is a Member of the Australian Government’s Advisory Board of the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations and the QIC Global Infrastructure Investment Committee. She previously served as a Director of Australian Hearing, Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (USA) and the NAB Wealth Responsible Entity Boards.

Swati holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees.
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Greg Caisley

Chief Customer Officer – SME

Appointed: 2019

Qualifications: BSc; Grad Dip in Applied Finance

Greg was appointed Chief Customer Officer – SME in October 2019 and is responsible for establishing and executing Export Finance’s business origination strategy for small enterprises through to mid-market businesses.

Greg has more than 25 years’ experience in banking and finance, most recently having spent 21 years at Macquarie Bank where he held senior positions in the business bank across a variety of origination, risk management and operational roles. He has a strong track record of providing an excellent client experience in delivering unique solutions to his clients.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia.
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Victoria Doherty

Chief Human Resources Officer

Appointed: 2019

Qualifications: Masters in Adult Education; Grad Dip in Voc. Ed. & Training

Victoria is Chief Human Resources Officer at Export Finance Australia where she has responsibility for the Human Resources function. The team is accountable for delivering leading people practices to attract, develop and retain Export Finance employees, whilst ensuring the business has the right capabilities and culture to deliver on its strategy.

Victoria has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources, focused primarily in the financial services sector. Prior to joining Export Finance Australia, Victoria held various senior leadership positions at nbn, QBE, Perpetual, ANZ and ING. She has a track record of building high performance workplaces and achieved external recognition as Australia’s Employer of Choice award at both ING and QBE.
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John Hopkins

Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel

Appointed: 2012

Qualifications: LLB, B.Ec (Soc.Sci) (Hons), Grad. Dip (Postgraduate Law)

John is Chief Risk Officer & General Counsel at Export Finance Australia where he has responsibility for the Legal, Risk and Operations function of the organisation.

He also has responsibility for managing governance and regulatory compliance for the Export Finance Australia Board.

John has over 20 years’ experience as a senior executive and lawyer, focussed primarily in the finance and corporate sectors. Prior to joining Export Finance Australia, John held various senior management positions at Westpac, Goodman Group and National Australia Bank in Sydney, London and New York, where he advised on a broad range transactional and corporate matters, including major financings, capital raisings and domestic and cross broader governance, regulatory and compliance issues.

John is admitted to practice law in New South Wales (Australia), England and Wales and New York (USA).
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Sonia Kammel

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed: 2020

Qualifications: Bachelor of Business, FCPA and GAICD

Sonia Kammel has diverse and extensive experience in both the Private and Public Sector. Her previous roles have been in the capacity of both Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Export Finance Australia, Sonia held the role of Deputy Secretary of NSW Treasury Corporate Group. Sonia has demonstrated great strategic capability, leadership, and commerciality.

Sonia has over 25 years’ experience across the Financial Services sector. She has held several leadership roles within Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank and a privately owned Wealth Management company.
A significant amount of Sonia’s experience has focused on the transformation of functions into trusted advisors, providing business and strategic value.

John Pacey

Chief Credit Officer

Appointed: 2009

Qualifications: BCom, MBA

John Pacey is responsible for Export Finance Australia’s credit and market risk management framework, including transaction approvals, the management of exposure levels and the overall portfolio risk profile. He also manages Export Finance Australia’s Technical and Environmental Risk Assessment, Portfolio Management and Economics teams.

John has over 20 years experience in credit management. Prior to joining Export Finance Australia, John was Country Portfolio Manager & Senior Vice President at Bank of America, where he worked from 1987. In this role he had credit responsibility for the corporate and financial institutions portfolios in Australia and New Zealand. Other roles at Bank of America included Country Portfolio Manager, Thailand and Vice President, Special Assets Group based in Indonesia.