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.

Jonathan O'DohertyJonathan O'Doherty

Jonathan O’Doherty, Head of New Business

Jonathan O’Doherty is the Joint Head of New Business, joining Atradius initially in 2005 for three years as a Senior New Business Manager and returning to us in May 2017 in his current role. 

Jonathan completed a post graduate Bachelor of Laws and was admitted to the Law Society of Ireland in 2010 working as a Lawyer for two years before returning to Australia in 2011. 

His approach to customers is energetic and respectful. Jonathan endeavours to work with customers in a considered manner, and understands a Brokers’ perspective having worked as a Broker with Risk Mitigation Solutions for four years.

Kurt WylieKurt Wylie

Kurt Wylie, Senior Commercial Underwriter, New Business

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.

Max de MontgolfierMax de Montgolfier

Max de Montgolfier, Senior Manager, New Business

Max de Montgolfier is a Senior Manager in our New Business Team, who joined Atradius in 2018. Max is results driven and thrives on offering tailored solutions to prospective customers, that will help them grow their business with confidence because they are protected. He also believes in working in partnership will all stakeholders. Max has extensive experience in the trade credit insurance industry, from his 8 years’ experience at Coface in New Business Development. Max holds a Bachelor of International Business from The Rouen Business School in France.

Annalise SmithAnnalise Smith

Annalise Smith, Commercial Underwriter


Annalise Smith is a Commercial Underwriter who cares about making a positive impact on businesses by sharing her knowledge on how to protect cash flow and enter new markets with a considered risk strategy.

She completed an 11 month secondment as an account manager in 2018, which enhanced her knowledge on the ongoing needs of clients using trade credit and how the claims process works.

Prior to joining Atradius in 2016, Annalise was a broker for 2 years which helps her provide unrivalled customer service because she's able to understand both the broker and insurer's point of view.

Annalise has a Bachelor of Communication with a focus on Public Relations, Film, and Business from Griffith University.

Luke GrahamLuke Graham

Luke Graham, Commercial Underwriter

Luke Graham is a Commercial Underwriter servicing our Victorian and South Australian clients. He is solutions driven, working with his clients to find ways they can trade with even the most difficult buyers or markets.

He started his career with Atradius in January 2017 as an intern in the Risk Services department, before moving to the New Business team that same year.

He holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Economics and sub majoring in Finance.