ANZ has announced a series of new appointments to its London and Frankfurt-based trade team, including three additional new roles. These appointments support its continuing growth plans for trade finance in the European and US region, building on its strong presence in over 30 countries globally.

As reported in the last issue, Peter Sargent, joins in the newly created regional role of head of trade, Europe and America. He hails from Lloyds TSB in London where he was head of international trade finance for the past four years.

Sargent has had an extensive career in trade having held senior roles with Citigroup and ABN AMRO before joining Lloyds TSB.

Kelly Buckland joins in a new role as account manager from Trafigura where she spent over three years in the trade finance team for oil and oil products based in London. Before that she worked with Standard Chartered Bank in trade services and in the collateral control/middle office team for the commodity finance desk, which she established.

Janet Hyde, senior account manager, joins from DBS Bank. She has over 20 years’ experience in commodity and trade finance, principally as a relationship manager for a number London-based financing banks. Hyde also spent three years as a credit analyst at a commodity trading company.

Gary Phipps, senior credit analyst, has transferred from ANZ’s corporate finance team where he spent the last two years. Before joining ANZ, his 24-year career included the role of senior credit analyst at NatWest’s regional advances department and a period of time at UFJ Bank’s international finance department.

Craig Skien, senior account manager, has moved from ANZ’s natural resources sector in Melbourne. He has spent 19 years with ANZ in a range of management roles within investment banking, international banking and personal banking.

Russell Tucker moves to head of trade transaction management Europe. Tucker was previously credit executive UK/Europe/Middle East from 2005 in ANZ London. Prior Before that he was head of the relationship credit group, manufacturing, and before that credit executive, project and structured finance, based in Melbourne. He joined ANZ in 1982.

Hakan Dündar, joins in a new capacity as trade and commodity finance manager based in Frankfurt. He joins from Demir Halk Bank Nederland where he was manager, corporate marketing, based in Düsseldorf. Before that he held a number of management positions in trade and structured finance and corporate banking with a number of international banks.

ANZ’s trade team supports customers “working capital needs worldwide, with a particular focus on customers doing business in Asia with trade flows emanating from Europe, US, Australia and New Zealand.