UK Export Finance (UKEF) have made three appointments to its senior management to enhance its capability and capacity to realise the ambitions set out in its Business Plan for 2017-20.
The three appointments are Richard Simon-Lewis, Head of Origination, Client Coverage, Marketing and Communications; Adam Harris, Head of Civil, Infrastructure and Energy; and Andy Blacksell, Head of Underwriting Policy and Products.
They will help UKEF implement its strategy to lead with finance, bring major international business opportunities to the UK and help UK companies better compete for business around the world.
Additional recruitment into senior roles across UKEF’s policy and operations divisions to build the department’s capacity and expertise further is planned for the coming months.
Louis Taylor, UKEF’s Chief Executive Officer, welcomed Richard, Adam and Andy to their roles, saying: “I am very pleased to announce these appointments into key positions as we look to deliver world-leading finance to help the UK’s world-leading exporters grow their business internationally.
“Richard, Adam and Andy will bring the expertise, creativity and ambition required to help UKEF realise its aim to be the best export credit agency in the world.”
On his appointment Richard said: “In the last year, UKEF has enhanced its reputation as a world-leading export credit agency, from extending short-term finance to the UK supply chain, to expanding our overseas buyer finance to 62 local currencies. We are better placed than ever before to support UK exports.”
“I want to ensure UK exporters and their buyers can realise the full benefits of that, and am excited to be leading UKEF’s international drive to bring these major opportunities to the UK.”