Australia’s export credit agency appoints new CEO and Managing Director

Australia’s export credit agency, Export Finance Australia, is pleased to announce that its Board has appointed a new CEO and Managing Director, Ms Swati Dave, who will join the organisation on 3 July 2017.

Ms Dave has more than 30 years’ experience in finance and banking across a range of sectors in both domestic and international markets.

She has held a number of senior roles, with a tenure of just under 10 years at the National Australia Bank where her most recent role was as Executive General Manager. She brings to Export Finance Australia a strong track record of leading strategy, driving customer focus, risk management and people leadership.

She has led and grown complex P&L businesses in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as here in Australia. Ms. Dave’s breadth of experience has seen her work across a range of diverse sectors such as infrastructure, energy and utilities, renewable energy, and property.

Outgoing Managing Director and CEO, Andrew Hunter, has changed the focus of Export Finance Australia during his tenure, with a strong focus on enabling small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to capitalise on export opportunities. Export Finance Australia supported almost 300 SME exporters with in excess of $500m of funding under Mr Hunter’s leadership. 

Export Finance Australia has also launched a range of initiatives developed to meet the specific needs of SME Exporters such as the development of an online portal supporting the Small Business Export Loan. The introduction of this facility has seen overall application approval times reduce significantly.

The Board, Export Finance Australia's Executive team and staff look forward to working with Ms Dave when she commences her role with Export Finance Australia on the 3rd of July.

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