South African-headquartered bank, Investec has announced that Mark Paton will be joining its export and agency finance team as regional head for Europe, based in London.

Paton was previously regional head of structured export finance for Europe and America at Australia’s ANZ. Previously he worked in BayernLB’s project and export finance business in London, and before that he was at the UK’s export credit agency, UKEF.

Paton follows another recent senior team hire, with John Neblo having joined in New York as head of structured cross-border finance for the Americas. Both hires bring additional depth to Investec’s growing export finance business, led by Chris Mitman.

Along with Neblo, Paton will help grow the bank’s activities in sub-Saharan Africa and in the power, infrastructure and aviation sectors working with suppliers, developers and agency partners.