Global credit insurer Coface has appointed Graham Crozier as country manager for Singapore.

Beginning in April, Crozier will be responsible for business development of credit insurance and oversee operations in the country.

Crozier will vacate his role as Coface’s country manager for Australia, which he has held since January 2016.

He replaces Samuel Jesuratnam, who held the role since 2017. Jesuratnam, who remains based in Singapore, was promoted to the role of regional claims and debt collection head for Asia Pacific in December.

Crozier was part of the original team that brought Coface into Australia via the then underwriting agency model in 1999.

He will be replaced as Australia country manager by Chris Little, who has served Coface in a variety of roles, most recently as country manager for Japan.

Little joined Coface in 2007 as a risk underwriter and rose through the ranks to become head of account management in Melbourne in 2012, before relocating to Tokyo in May 2018. He has now returned to Australia.

Both Crozier and Little continue to report directly to Bhupesh Gupta, CEO of Coface in Asia Pacific.