UK Export Finance (UKEF) has appointed Davinder Mann to lead the department’s legal division.

Mann joined UKEF in 2009 and for the last three years has led one of the department’s specialist legal teams.

Prior to that she was at law firm Linklaters for four years, most recently as a managing associate.

UKEF’s legal division is responsible for supporting all its underwriting activities, policy and internal projects. Recent projects Mann has been involved in include UKEF support for a Dints International contract with Gold Fields Ghana, which was acknowledged in GTR best deals of 2016.

Commenting on her new role Mann says: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead UKEF’s legal division as the department looks to deliver even more comprehensive and innovative support for the UK’s exporters as they realise their ambitions overseas.”