Our team


Peter Field

Chief Customer Officer, Corporate, Sovereign & Project Finance

Export Finance Australia since 2018

Peter Field has more than 30 years’ experience in banking and finance and has significant global experience. He re-joined Export Finance Australia in 2018, and is responsible for leading the SME and Middle Market Business Development; Corporate, Sovereign and Project Finance; Transaction Management and Business Services functions which provide specialist finance solutions for Australia’s exporters.

During his 3-year break from Export Finance Australia, he consulted to both the public and private sectors. Peter has held roles with Deutsche Bank, Westpac and Lloyds Bank. His areas of expertise include: transaction origination, negotiation & maintenance, project finance, tax & structured financing, debt raising & capital structuring, and acquisition & asset-based finance.

Jan Fuchter

Director, Corporate, Sovereign & Project Finance

BSc Engineering MBA
Export Finance Australia since 2003

Project finance, corporate finance, advisory and political risk insurance experience over 20 years in Africa, Asia, Australia and South America.

Banking experience: CBA, RMB

Sector experience: Mining and metals, infrastructure, telecoms

Khalil Khiran

Director, Corporate, Sovereign & Project Finance

B.Build (Hons) (UNSW) MBA (AGSM)
Export Finance Australia since 2009

Institutional banker with more than 25 years of experience in project, structured, property and export finance, financial and capital markets and principal investment in Australia, NZ, Asia and Europe.

Banking experience: PPL, Westpac, Ambac

Sector experience: Infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, property, transportation, agriculture

Phil Paterson

Director, Corporate, Sovereign & Project Finance

M. Applied Finance (Macquarie)
Export Finance Australia since 2014

Emerging markets banking specialist with ten years on the ground experience in South East Asia – Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam, prior to joining Export Finance Australia.

Banking experience: Westpac, Mizuho, StanChart, Dresdner, ANZ

Sector experience: Mining and metals, energy, commodities, agriculture.

Dougal Crawford

Director, Corporate, Sovereign & Project Finance

B.Comm Hons (USYD)
Export Finance Australia since 2009

Economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia and Export Finance Australia. Was responsible for managing Export Finance Australia relationships with Government and industry prior to joining the team.

Experience: Reserve Bank of Australia

Sector experience: Government