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Careers at Export Finance Australia

Featured career journey story: Leon Gort, from Developer to Head of ICT

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We recently caught up with one of our Senior Leaders, Leon Gort, Head of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to speak about his 12-year career journey with Export Finance Australia.

Read on to learn about his experience in working with us.


Tell us about your career with Export Finance Australia?

I started at Export Finance Australia 12 years ago in a business analyst role, which quickly expanded to take on more development activities. As the organisation grew over time, I moved into the role of managing the development team and became second-in-command to the Head of ICT. In 2018, I was given the opportunity to move into this role.

In my current role, I lead a team of 13 highly-talented people. They each drive our digital transformation in providing support to our customers. We have experienced significant changes over the past few years, and this has opened the door for us to work with exciting technologies.


How has Export Finance Australia supported your professional development?

Export Finance Australia have always provided me with the support that has enabled my professional development and career progression. In believing in my potential, they built confidence in me, when I may not have had it within myself.


Describe some of your proudest moments and achievements while working at Export Finance Australia.

I’ve been proud to be able to shape and drive the development of systems including our CRM and our online customer portal. It has allowed the business to work more efficiently and as a result improve our customer service and experience.

We have also reached significant milestones in our overall IT strategy in recent times which has been awesome to see and be a part of. This has allowed us to expand our capabilities and enabled us to provide support to other commonwealth corporate agencies


How could you help businesses take on the world?

See where your career could go with Export Finance Australia.