Australian export credit agency Efic has appointed Peter Field as executive director of origination and portfolio management and Stuart Neilson as chief financial officer. Both have over 20 years experience in banking and corporate finance.

Field was previously head of global banking at Deutsche Bank in Sydney. He has also held a number of roles with Westpac Banking Corporation and Lloyds Bank in Sydney, London and Hong Kong.

“Peter’s appointment was an opportunity to combine the origination and portfolio management teams of Efic to improve Efic’s client service and risk management,” says Angus Armour, the agency’s managing director. “We are on track for significant volume growth this year and Peter’s experience and leadership will ensure that client service continues to improve as we grow.”

Stuart Neilson’s prior roles include regional executive in global financial operations and COO for Asia Pacific at JPMorgan Chase Bank Australia, chief financial officer for Lloyds Bank NZA and various positions at the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Commenting on Neilson’s appointment Armour adds: “Efic’s mandate from government to support the growth of Australian firms internationally, creates a complex operating environment, with diverse and significant exposures in many parts of the world. Stuart’s experience in this area will be a valuable addition to Efic’s executive.”