Bibby Financial Services has appointed Tony Brown as head of trade finance in the Americas.

Brown will be responsible for driving existing purchase order and export finance offerings and overseeing the launch of new trade finance services for US and Canadian SME exporters and importers.

He will report directly into Simon Davies, global head of trade finance and will work closely with Leigh Lones, Bibby’s CEO in the Americas.

He joins Bibby after 30 years in the trade finance industry, working for Delta Trade Finance, First Capital, GMAC Commercial Finance and Manufacturers Hanover Trust.

Commenting on the appointment, Simon Davies says: “We’re delighted to deploy Tony’s skills to help us deliver best-in-class trade financing for a sector of the market that increasingly needs support. Ultimately Tony’s experience will play a key part in linking up the various components of the trade process within Bibby Line Group and helping us achieve our vision of a seamless door to door added value trade service to our clients.“