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EFA Appoints new CEO

EFA Appoints new CEO

(28 July 2022 – Australia) Australian Minister for Trade and Tourism, Senator Don Farrell announced the appointment of John Hopkins as the new incoming Export Finance Australia (EFA) Managing Director and CEO.

Mr Hopkins joined EFA (previously Efic) in January 2012 and takes on the Managing Director and CEO role from his position as Chief Risk Officer. Prior to joining EFA he held senior leadership roles in Sydney, London and New York with Westpac, Goodman Group and NAB.

As Australia’s export credit and overseas infrastructure financing agency, EFA performs a vitally important role in supporting our trade and strategic objectives. Mr Hopkins’ 25 years in corporate and financial services and his deep experience leading EFA’s risk, legal and operational functions ideally place Mr Hopkins to progress EFA’s strong support of Australia’s trade and regional interests.

“I thank outgoing Managing Director and CEO Swati Dave, who led EFA through a period of significant expansion and delivered its largest financings ever. During Ms Dave’s five-year term, EFA has been highly effective in responding to new challenges and responsibilities” Hon Don Farrell stated.

“I wish Swati well for the future and I look forward to working with John to ensure EFA continues to deliver on the Albanese Government’s trade and infrastructure priorities.”

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