Senior Underwriters Australia

Senior Underwriters Australia

The Risk Services Team is a dedicated team of professionals working closely with customers and buyers to ensure credit limit decisions are issued quickly and right the first time. Click on a field below to find out more about them. 

Hannah Walters Hannah Walters

Hannah Walters, Head of Risk Oceania

Hannah Walters manages the Risk Underwriting Team in Australia; remotely managing those in Perth and Brisbane.  Hannah is responsible for managing the Loss ratio across the Oceania Region as well as ensuring the Risk Team balances an “Enabling Trade and Managing Risk” approach to their underwriting to meet the ever increasing customer expectations.   Hannah joined Atradius Credit Insurance N.V. in 1997 and has underwritten in both the UK and Australian Markets across a wide range of industries and managed teams in both markets; this brings more than 19 years of Trade Credit Experience.  Hannah is based in Sydney and is a voting member of the Asia Pacific Credit Committee and sits on the Australian Leadership Team; she has a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Finance.

Dafydd Owen Dafydd Owen

Dafydd Owen, Senior Underwriter Oceania

Dafydd is a Senior Underwriter managing the Mining and Metals portfolio. He joined Atradius in 2010 after 16 years at HSBC. Dafydd has underwritten a broad range of sectors in both Australia and the UK as well as working in mainstream, SRM and New Business underwriting teams. He was an Evolve Partner in the UK and is an experienced coach, trainer and presenter.

Alena DobesAlena Dobes

Alena Dobes, Senior Underwriter of Global and Key Accounts

Alena Dobes works as a Senior Key Account Underwriter. Alena has more than 18 years of experience in banking and insurance. Before starting with Atradius, Alena worked for two years in EFIC as an industry underwriter responsible for the food and textile portfolio. Prior to that, Alena worked for ING Bank in the Czech Republic, Poland and the Netherlands, specialising in risk management in relation to corporate and trading risk. She moved to Australia in 2000 to complete a Master of Commerce degree at Sydney University. Alena joined Atradius in October 2003, when it first established its Australian operation.  Since then, she has worked in the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane offices. In her current role, Alena is responsible for a number of credit limit portfolios (global and local) and she is actively involved in underwriting of new business opportunities. Previously Alena was responsible for underwriting risk in South East Asia.

Shreekant DangraShreekant Dangra

Shreekant Dangra, Senior Underwriter Oceania

Shreekant Dangra works with the Risk Underwriting team as a Senior Underwriter. Shreekant holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce (Finance & Accounting) and Post-Graduate qualification in Management (Specialization – Finance). Shreekant joined Atradius working in the Indian operations in 2010 and moved to Sydney in 2013, and has more than 10 years of experience working in Underwriting/Credit Rating/Risk Advisory Roles at various organizations in India and overseas. He has worked with KPMG and CARE Ratings (India), Damac Group (Dubai) and Atradius Credit Insurance (India & Australia).  At Atradius, Shreekant underwrites ICT (Electronics)/Telecommunications Portfolio and acts as Key Account Underwriter for around 10 Key Customers.

Kathryn Aliberti Kathryn Aliberti

Kathryn Aliberti, Senior Underwriter Oceania

Kathryn Aliberti works as a Senior Underwriter and manages the Mining, Metals, Construction Materials, Machinery and Engineering portfolio. Kathryn graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Politics and History. With more than seven years experience working in various roles within the Credit Insurance industry, Kathryn joined Atradius in 2013 as an Underwriter responsible for the Construction materials, Machinery and Pacific Islands portfolio and has since taken up a team leader position within the Risk Services Team.

Ben TanBen Tan

Benjamin Tan, Associate Underwriter Oceania

Ben joined the Underwriting team at Atradius in February 2016 following the completion of a Bachelor of Commerce in Actuarial Studies and Finance from the University of New South Wales. His education in actuarial science piqued his interest in insurance and risk management, as he joined Atradius as a graduate responsible for managing the Agricultural, Grain and Dairy portfolios. Prior to his time at Atradius, Ben worked across various educational, customer service and data management positions while completing his studies.


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