New Business Team Australia

New Business Team Australia

The New Business Team is the contact point for brokers and prospective customers to speak to an Atradius Commercial Underwriter about obtaining trade credit insurance with Atradius. Click on a field below to learn more about them.

Joe LewisJoe Lewis

Joe Lewis, Joint Head of New Business

Joe has worked in our Business Development & Sales Team for the last 4 years. Prior to that he spent a number of years working within broking roles in the London Market, including more recently with international broker Willis at their global head office.  Whilst working in London, he became a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), and completed a Diploma in Insurance. He also holds a business degree majoring in Business Management & Marketing. Joe returned home to join Atradius in early 2014 to develop a national portfolio of general insurance intermediaries and is also responsible for managing our direct business. Joe has extensive experience in business development, account management and various client facing roles.

Barbara CestaroBarbara Cestaro

Barbara Cestaro, Senior Commercial Underwriter

Barbara Cestaro started working in Atradius Italy in 2000, initially as a Sales Assistant, then progressed to Account Manager, Senior Account Manager and then to Senior Sales Manager. In her last 5 years in Italy, her main responsibilities were to develop new customers in her assigned area, and to work closely with brokers and agents. She joined Atradius Credit Insurance in Sydney in September 2012 and has been working in the New Business team since, responsible for the development of the new business portfolio in NSW and ACT. As every member of the team, her goal is to find the right solution for all our perspective clients working in close relationship with our brokers and to increase the awareness of trade credit insurance across all industries. Barbara holds an advanced diploma in German and a degree in foreign languages that she completed while working full time at Atradius in Italy.

Paul JenkinsPaul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins, Senior Manager of New Business

Paul Jenkins works with the New Business Development team as New Business Manager in Sydney. Paul has worked at Atradius for 22 years. He originally worked in the Cardiff office for 10 years and has been in Australia for the last 12 years.  He started in Sydney with the Risk Underwriting unit, managing the Food and Agriculture portfolio for over 5 years and then spent a year in the Claims & Recoveries Unit.  He now brings his breadth of experience across Atradius to his new business role and is presently studying his Executive Masters in Business Administration at University of Technology Sydney.

Kurt WylieKurt Wylie

Kurt Wylie, Senior Commercial Underwriter

Kurt Wylie works with the New Business team as a Senior Commercial Underwriter and has had 15 years’ experience in the credit insurance industry across Australia and New Zealand. He began his career in the General and Reinsurance industry in New Zealand. He moved to the government owned credit agency in 2000 where he started his career in trade credit insurance. Kurt moved to Australia in 2005 with Atradius and has worked in business development as well as his current role in managing existing accounts. Kurt is well known for his hard work and diligence in supporting his clients and brokers. His strengths lie in customer relationships and service as well as a very good understanding of credit insurance.

Leonardo PecorellaLeonardo Pecorella

Leonardo Pecorella, Commercial Underwriter, New Business

Leonardo Pecorella is a Commercial Underwriter at Atradius responsible for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. He provides tailored credit insurance that meets each customer's requirements, building a strong healthy relationship by supporting a specialist network of brokers. He enjoys understanding each client’s business and creating cost effective solutions to credit management challenges that our clients face so that they can focus on the growth of their business. Prior to his current role, he interned in the Risk Services team and completed a secondment with the account management team.  Leonardo holds a Bachelor of Business with a double major in Finance and Management from the University of Technology Sydney.


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