Meet the team at Trade Credit Risk.
Sharon is the proud founder and owner of Trade Credit Risk. The business began in 2011 when Sharon saw a gap in the Australian market created by the lack of personalised service in the Credit Insurance broking space. Sharon has over 30 years’ experience in Credit Insurance where her passion to succeed has been the common thread in her various roles with Insurers and Specialist Brokers.
“The success of Trade Credit Risk comes from an amazing team who have the same enthusiasm and dedication to our clients as I have. We strive to always be the best in our industry.”
When not running her demanding and fast paced business, Sharon loves being a mother to her three daughters where her daily duties include table tennis domination and walking both her toy poodle and husband, Neil. She also has a keen eye for gardening.
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Joint Managing Director
Siobhan has worked in the Credit Insurance industry for over 14 years and started Trade Credit Risk with Sharon in 2011. In that time her career has grown from strength to strength as she has taken on multiple roles and is now both a shareholder and Joint Managing Director at Trade Credit Risk.
Siobhan earned her double degree in Marketing & International Trade whilst working part time in Credit Insurance. Siobhan is passionate about providing the best possible service to all clients regardless of their size, ensuring that their biggest asset is protected from bad debts. Siobhan enjoys working in Doncaster with a very busy and dynamic team.
On the weekends you will find Siobhan running after her 3-year-old daughter, trying to keep up with her multiple demands. She loves playing netball and attempting to walk her dogs, Bruno, a 55kg Great Dane/Bull Mastiff, and Lola, an English Staffy.
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Head of Risk
As Trade Credit Risk’s Head of Risk, Matt does more than lose himself in spreadsheets and bureau reports. With more than 20 years of Commercial Insurance experience, he’s passionate about innovating new ways of managing risk with a focus on automation and process improvement. He believes that it is important to embrace change, both as an individual and as part of a team.
Matt started his career as a Credit Insurance Underwriter before moving into Risk Management and eventually found himself managing System Development for a Company specialising in bonds and guarantees. He now manages a fantastic Risk team who are all committed to great service whilst ensuring that the client gets the best possible value.
When he isn’t working, you’ll find Matt exploring Melbourne with his wife and daughter and their two dogs. He’s a sports lover and lapsed comic book geek who’s currently obsessed with creating the perfect cup of coffee.
Lee has twenty-five years’ experience working within sales driven environments. He has worked in the Credit Insurance industry for over 16 years, having started in the UK as a Commercial Underwriter with a leading Insurer in 2004. Lee moved to Australia in 2017 and brought with him his wealth of experience and knowledge.
In his professional life, Lee prides himself on rising to new challenges and strives to be dynamic, versatile and solution focused in order to achieve positive outcomes and success for his clients.
Away from the glamour of Credit Insurance, Lee enjoys exploring his new home country and all it has to offer. Lee also prides himself on always looking the part, believing that it’s the little details that set us apart! This has led him to accumulate an extensive collection of socks and cufflinks, offering us a glimpse into Lee’s sense of fun. Despite his occasional glum exterior, Lee has a very sunny, positive outlook on life, and he is always smiling on the inside.
Hilmar has been in the insurance industry for over 30 years, working in both Credit Insurance and General Insurance. During this time Hilmar has held a variety of roles including Underwriter, Domestic Underwriting Manager and Business Development Manager.
Client relationships, great service and getting results are key focus areas for Hilmar and are something he prides himself on achieving. His experience and knowledge of the business environment, Credit Insurance and Insurance in general, gives him the ability to always get the best possible solution for his clients.
When he is not working hard for his clients, he can be found avidly supporting his Richmond Tigers. Hilmar also enjoys some thoroughbred action in Flemington or the in-country, taking in the latest movies, reading a real book or just enjoying a fine shiraz with good friends.
Peter has been working in Finance and Accounting for 39 years. Over the last 21 years he has worked as a Business Finance Adviser and Broker for medium to small business clients.
Peter’s relationship with Sharon started over 30 years ago when Sharon sold a Credit Insurance Policy to a business where he was the Financial Controller.
Peter is married to Gina and has three lovely daughters. Outside of work he enjoys golf, swimming and gym.
Mia has over 7 years’ experience in business administration, initially working in Real Estate before joining the amazing team at Trade Credit Risk. Mia began her career as the Receptionist before taking on the role of Broker Assistant. Her passion for implementing and improving processes for the business continued to grow and now, just over 3 years later, Mia is our Office Manager.
Outside of work you will generally find Mia on the netball court, where she loves coaching and playing. Mia also enjoys camping in Echuca, and spending time with her partner, family, friends and her much-loved dog, Ziggy.
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Richard has been a valuable addition to the TCR team since he started over 2 years ago. In that time, he has expanded his Credit Insurance knowledge and developed his administration skills, whilst still finding the time to continue studying a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting.
With his keen eye for detail, positive attitude and good work ethic, he has become an integral part of the Trade Credit Risk team. He is always happy to help, and this is most apparent in the office where his IT and problem-solving skills are often required.
Outside of work, he enjoys socialising with family and friends and loves AFL
Kenzie is new to the Credit Insurance industry and has started at Trade Credit Risk helping with both Sales Support and Reception.
Kenzie decided to work in Credit Insurance as she has always been passionate about Credit Management, from both a service and risk point of view. She inherited this passion from her mother, who has been in the Credit Insurance industry for over 30 years.
When Kenzie is not at work, she loves to play basketball and spend time with her family, boyfriend Tim, friends and family dog, Sassy. She also loves exploring Victoria whenever she can.
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Jess is an enthusiastic and highly organised member of the TCR team. She has come from a sales and customer service background with 5 years’ experience managing the Small Appliances Department of a large electrical store.
Jess made the decision to join the Risk team where her Excel skills and data analysis experience have helped the team with their drive to continually improve their systems and processes within the business. She is an extremely passionate and professional people leader and prides herself in creating solutions to the daily challenges faced in the workplace.
Jessica is a very family orientated person who loves to travel and experience all the world has to offer.
Wen graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a major in Finance and Banking. She spent 3 years in Brisbane, exploring that beautiful part of Queensland, before moving to Melbourne to start her career.
After working in the Credit Insurance industry for a year and a half, she has gained significant experience and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge to provide the best quality service for our clients.
Wen loves playing instruments such as the piano and the violin and has taken part in many international music competitions. Wen also loves travelling and discovering new foods and cultures.
Sergio is from Brazil and decided to come to Australia right after graduation. Looking for new experiences and opportunities, he decided to apply for an internship program in Melbourne.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from FIA Business School. During his studies, Sergio completed two internship programs, tackling financial and risk tasks. He has now joined the team at Trade Credit Risk as a Risk Analyst.
Sergio enjoys spending his leisure time watching movies, exploring Melbourne and discovering new place across Australia.
As one of the new additions to the Risk Management team, Adrian a wealth of finance and corporate experience along with a positive attitude.
Adrian has worked in several industries including Superannuation and the Commonwealth Ombudsman and has a good understanding of the ebb and flow of businesses and the processes they undertake. Looking to expand his knowledge further, he has joined Trade Credit Risk where he strives to achieve the best levels of service, quality and to provide an optimistic experience at every occasion.
Adrian enjoys spending his leisure time outdoors in the garden, going on long road trips and discovering new places. “Nothing worth having comes easy”
Tom started his career as an Investment Analyst in China International Futures where he built up his knowledge and work experience before deciding to return to Australia and look for further challenges.
Tom joined the Trade Credit Risk team as a Risk Analyst and enjoys sharing his experience with the team as he continues to expand his knowledge in this field.
Tom’s mantra for success is “Where there is a will, there is a way.” In his leisure time Tom likes watching movies, playing football and travelling around Australia.
With over 30 years of Credit Insurance experience, Sue has held various roles with both Insurers and Specialist Brokers. After following Sharon to several companies, Sue’s current role is Executive Assistant to the Managing Director at Trade Credit Risk.
With her attention to detail, wealth of knowledge and macro view of business, Sue is an integral part of the Trade Credit Risk team.
Sue also has a Bachelor of Science in Botany and Zoology and she expresses her love of plants and nature in her life outside of work, where she enjoys growing plants, gardening and bushwalking. These activities are also often a family affair shared with her husband and two boys. Sue has been an active member of the Australian Plant Society for over 20 years and enjoys music, cooking and a reading a good book.
Jan has worked in the Credit Insurance industry for over 40 years, having started in the U.K. with a leading Insurer in 1974. She has been employed in many capacities since then, working for an Insurer as well as several international Brokerages both in the U.K. and Australia. Jan is currently working at Trade Credit Risk as the Claims Manager.
Jan has lived in Australia for 30 years and when she’s not assessing claims, she loves organising events for her friends and her social committee. Coming up with new ideas for their entertainment always helps keep her busy
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