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Charith Amarasinghe

Director, Business Development, NSW & ACT

BSc (Hons), DipM
Export Finance Australia since 2014

Banking and finance professional with over 15 years’ experience across retail, small business and corporate banking as well industry experience in manufacturing and international trade in Australia and Sri Lanka.

Banking experience: St, George Bank, ING Direct

Sector experience: Manufacturing, Fashion & beauty, Engineering and other technology export, METS.
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Michael Reznikov

Associate Director, Business Development, NSW & ACT

Master’s in applied finance (FINSIA), B. Administrative Studies (Hons.) (York University, Toronto Canada)
Export Finance Australia since 2014

Corporate banker with over 17 years of experience in cross border and regional banking, working capital solutions, M&A, trade, and property finance

Banking Experience: HSBC and Morrison Financial Services Ltd (Canada)

Sector experience: Manufacturing, transport, professional services, agriculture, resources, education, property.
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Phil Smith

Director, Business Development, VIC & TAS

B.Bus (HONS)
Export Finance Australia since 2013

Phil has accumulated over 30 years experience working in the financial services sector in a number of leadership roles in the small business, commercial, corporate, institutional and private wealth market segments.

Banking Experience: Barclays, NAB, CBA & Westpac

Sector Experience: Property, Franchising, Education, International Trade.
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Yuri Schneider

Associate Director, Business Development, VIC & TAS

B.Arts, Grad Dip Acc
Export Finance Australia since 2020

Yuri has over 25 years’ experience in Business and Corporate Banking roles specialising in trading businesses and cash flow lending.

Banks: CBA, ANZ, National Australia Bank, Bank of Melbourne and Bendigo Bank.

Sectors: Manufacturing, wholesale, international trade, food, engineering and construction services.
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Aleks Henderson

Director, Business Development, WA

B.Com (Curtin) Commercial Law & Marketing
Export Finance Australia since 2019

Working capital business finance specialist with almost 20 years’ experience in commercial banking across number of industries in WA and QLD. Exposure to the private sector as an Executive Operations Manager, assisting to secure bank and government funding for a key Regional WA infrastructure facility.

Banking experience: NAB, Bankwest

Sector experience: Mining Supply Chain, Manufacturing, International Trade, Oil and Gas Sector, Construction Projects, Transport and Technology Services.
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Andrew Perkins

Director, Business Development, SA & NT

B.Ec, B.Com (Adelaide), MBA (Deakin)
Export Finance Australia since 2015

Andrew has a background in commercial and corporate banking with coverage across a range of sectors and customer types. Andrew also spent time with the Government of South Australia attracting capital into major projects in mining and agriculture.

Banking experience: CBA

Sector experience: Manufacturing, defence, wine, mining, services.
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Adam Pearce

Director, Business Development, QLD & NT

B. Agribusiness International Trade Finance
Export Finance Australia since 2016

Corporate banker with more than 19 years’ experience in mining, supply chain finance, professional firms, property and agriculture and M & A investments in Australia and New Zealand.

Banking Experience: ANZ

Sector experience: Mining, Property, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Tourism and Engineering.
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Jana Walker

Senior Business Development Manager, QLD & NT

Master’s Degree in Business Administration; Master’s Degree in Economics & Management
Export Finance Australia since 2016

Jana started her professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and then transitioned into banking. Jana has accumulated over 15 years of retail, small business, and commercial experience throughout Queensland.

Banking experience: Suncorp Bank, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Sector experience: Professional services, real estate, manufacturing, engineering, tourism.
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Maria Aitken

Business Development Officer

Qualifications: B.Science
Export Finance Australia since 2013

Maria Aitken is the Business Development Officer for Export Finance Australia’s SME division, responsible for actively promoting Export Finance Australia’s products and services with prospective customers.

Maria works closely with Export Finance Australia customers to help provide them with tailored financial solutions to support their growth aspirations when expanding overseas and winning export contracts.

Maria has more than 10 years banking experience. Prior to joining Export Finance Australia in 2013, Maria worked as an Account Manager at Super Derivatives where she was responsible for developing, building, and maintaining strong relationships with an allocated portfolio of clients.
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Laura Jenkins

Customer Liaison Officer

Diploma of Credit Management
Export Finance Australia since 2015

Laura started her professional career at Bibby Financial Services (Scottish Pacific Business Finance). Laura has 7 years of small business experience throughout Australia and is our Small Business Loan specialist.