Sue Walton has joined the editorial board of GTR. Walton joined Rolls-Royce Capital as head of structured finance and export credit in July 1997 and is an investment banker by profession.

Having served as deputy chairman of the British Exporters Association (Bexa) for two years she was elected chairman in 2004, stepping into the role on January 1, 2005.

Walton worked for Barclays Bank in its corporate finance department specialising in aircraft financing until 1989 when she joined Babcock & Brown’s London office. Her experience covers all aspects of tax-based leveraged financings, structured debt deals and export credits.

She also has had responsibility for developing and implementing Babcock & Brown’s aerospace marketing programme within Europe and also debt placement for structured deals, particularly non-recourse funding for Japanese operating leases.