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.

Barbara CestaroBarbara Cestaro

Barbara Cestaro, Senior Manager of New Business

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 19 years. He originally worked in the Cardiff office for 10 years and has been in Australia for the last 9 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.

Joe LewisJoe Lewis

Joe Lewis, National Relationship Manager 

Joe has worked in our Business Development & Sales Team for the last 2 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.

Charlotte PrestifilippoCharlotte Prestifilippo

Charlotte Prestifilippo, Communications & Marketing Manager

Charlotte is a Marketing and Communications professional with over 10 years’ experience having worked in a variety of industries including IT, Healthcare, Media, and for the last 4 years in Insurance. Charlotte completed the Advanced Diploma in Business Marketing at TAFE in 2006 and after working for both small and large companies, in both Sydney and London, her skills and experience cover marketing strategy, brand management, corporate events, communications, graphic design, advertising, e-marketing, website management, print management, analytics and social media marketing. As a member (MCIM) and Chartered Marketer through the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Charlotte is recognised as an experienced, qualified and up-to-date marketing professional. This status means she is continually committed to developing her skills and expertise for her profession. Charlotte joined Atradius in February 2013 and is based in Sydney.


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