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Qualifications: Diploma of Financial Services

Current Position:  National Credit Manager

Employer:  Spicers Australia P/L t/as Spicers

How long at that company: over 18 years

Credit/professional background: I have been employed by PaperlinX Australia as their National Credit Manager for almost 18 years with a career spanning in credit for more than 30 years in various industries such as Paper, Transport, Telecommunication and Wholesale sectors

Portfolio: Vic/Tas President for the last 4 years and on council for 6 years I manage the Professional Development portfolio for the last 6 years (Golf portfolio for the last 5 years).

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor: The reason to join the council was initially to gain a better network base but also to obtain the latest information to assist me in my credit role. But I also felt an obligation to be back to the credit profession by assisting other credit professionals

Achievements with AICM: Have been on council for 7 years and then appointed the Vic/Tas President after 3 years was a personal achievement for me. This has allowed me to work outside me comfort zone and push my boundaries to achieve my goals.

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM: Apart from meeting people and arranging network events and seminars which I may never have done. The opportunity to address and present at these sessions has allowed me to improve my presentation and communication skills to address people in a public forum.

My passions aside from Credit/work: Family life is very important to me and I don't mind playing golf, fishing and of course watching the mighty Bombers play football.

Contact details: email Lou.Caldararo@spicers.com.au and mobile 0412912266

Qualifications:
o Master of Business Finance,
o Bachelor of Science – Financial Mathematics, Statistics and Operation Research
 

Current Position: Team Manager – Premium Administration and Credit

Employer: CGU Insurance ( IAG – Insurance Australia Group)

How long at that company: 5 years

Credit/professional background: I was previously a Credit Team Manager for CGU insurance. I've also managed teams in Account Receivable and worked as a Process Analyst on projects.

Portfolio: Interim Treasurer for VIC/TAS Council

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor: Able to interact with leaders in the Credit Industry is hard to come by. So that is why I seized the opportunity with AICM to learn with these industry leaders.

Achievements with AICM:
o Joined AICM in 2013
o Won the VIC/TAS AICM YCPA award in 2014, and later participated in the National award at the Gold Coast

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM:
o Able to network and learn from industry leaders are the most rewarding aspect of volunteering with AICM.
o From technical point of view, able to stay relate and be relevant with Industry movement.

My passions aside from Credit/work: Basketball, Michael Jordan memorabilia and Travelling

Contact details:
o Rex.Cheng@cgu.com.au
o 0481 198 365

Qualifications: B.Ec. LL.B.

Current Position: Director/Solicitor

Employer: Self employed

How long at that company: Director with McMahon Fearnley Lawyers Pty Ltd for 18 years

Credit/professional background: Commercial/Litigation/Insolvency lawyer

Portfolio:  Chairman for Law and Regulation, and also previously Chairman of Professional Development

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor: the personal relationships/increase the professionalism and knowledge base of credit professionals.

Achievements with AICM: The AICM Inaugural Legal Representative for 2015 for Victoria

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM: Personal relationships

My passions aside from Credit/work: Interacting and contributing to the Italo-Australian Community

Contact details: fmg@mcmahonfearnley.com.au

Qualifications: Various Credit Course conducted at Prahan College plus Advanced Cert in Buss Studies (Management) & Advanced Cert in IT obtained from NMIT

Current Position: Director

Employer: Trade Bureaux Australia

How long at that company: June 2016 (new business venture)

Credit/professional background:
1972 – 1982 Golden Fleece Petroleum - Credit Supervisor
1982 – 1985 Carlingford Insurance - State Credit Controller
1985 – 1986 Carborundum Abrasives - National Credit Controller
1986 – 2001 Van Leer / Huhtamaki - National Credit Manager
2001 – 2016 Scalzo Food Ing - National Credit Manager
Fellow AICM
Fellow AIM

Portfolio:
Currently Vic / Tas Director – Chair for AICM Membership
Previously Vic /Tas State President and State Chairman for YCPA & Professional Development

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor: After many credit within the credit industry I made a conscious decision to become more active in the state council. My aim was to provide assistance to those just starting out in credit as that's my passion.

Achievements with AICM: Biggest/best achievement is my involvement in the YCPA award not only at State level but also at National – looking after those candidates who represent their state at this great award has been extremely rewarding.

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM: Meeting others within the Credit Industry and gaining confidence to deal with such a variety of different people.

My passions aside from Credit/work: Family (of course that's a given) AFL, Bicycle Riding & Golf (but I need heaps of help & practice)

Contact details: jgh@creditriskmanagement.com.au or 0427945791

Qualifications: Advanced Certificate in Workplace Leadership

Current Position: Credit Manager

Employer: Realestate.com.au Pty Ltd

How long at that company: 3 Years

Credit/professional background:
I'm currently employed by Realestate.com.au Pty Ltd as a credit manager and have been with the organisation for 3 years. Over the last 20 years I have progressed from credit officer to credit supervisor and have been in Credit Management since 2003. I have worked for various industries including Budget Rent a Car, Otis Elevator, Drake International and United Petroleum.

Portfolio:

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor: I finalised my CCE written examination in March 2015 and realised at the point that my passion for credit was not only being a successful credit manager but wanted to give more to the AICM why I volunteered to become a council member.

Achievements with AICM (inc how much time on council):

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM: The value I'm aiming to gain is to inspire other AICM to members to take the next step towards their CCE qualifications and guide them to their success.

My passions aside from Credit/work: Travelling around the world my highlight has been when we cycled around Vietnam and I experienced the culture and went to places where most tourists don't go. I escape into my creative side whenever I can by painting, mosaic and craft.

Contact details:
o Sherif.hussein@rea-group.com
o 61 459 179 722

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts – Media & Communications; Political Science VUT

Current Position: National Manager – Premium Admin & Credit

Employer: CGU Insurance (IAG – Insurance Australia Group)

How long at that company: 3 years

Credit/professional background: I was previously the Credit Manager at Pacific Brands (Workwear Division). I have also held Credit & Leadership roles in Manufacturing, Mining & FMCG industries.

Portfolio: I have been an active AICM VIC/TAS Council Member, holding multiple portfolios such as Social Media and Treasury.

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor: Volunteering on the AICM Council is a rewarding experience. The other Councillors make it a very memorable & enjoyable.

Achievements with AICM (inc how much time on council):
o In 2009, I joined the AICM. In 2010, I was awarded the Vic/Tas AICM Young Credit Professional award (YCPA), where I later participated as a finalist in the National YCPA at the Gold Coast.
o In 2013, my Credit Team at CGU was ranked in the final 4 in the AICM Credit Team of the Year.

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM: The AICM is a fantastic organisation for Credit Professionals from any industry. Since joining the AICM, I have expanded my network in the Industry. The Institute also allows access to Credit Industry current affairs and best practice.

My passions aside from Credit/work: Travelling, family, eating out, scuba diving

Contact details: Alison.said@cgu.com.au

Qualifications: Cert III Mercantile Agents

Current Position: Managing Director

Employer: Reliance Recoveries Pty Ltd

How long at that company: 11 Years

Credit/professional background: Previously Senior Collector Bridgement Smith Collections (Melbourne) and Collections Manager Primus London

Portfolio: Professional Development and Publications

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor: I volunteered to be a member on Council because I wanted to stay in touch with the issues that affect my customers daily, and to be better equipped to give them guidance in such matters.

Achievements with AICM:  I've been on council since July 2012 and have found it both rewarding and educational

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM: The AICM is an incredible resource of experienced credit professionals. I have learned a great deal more about credit since becoming involved with the Institute.

My passions aside from Credit/work: Singing, Fictional Writing, Travel

Contact details: dsmith@relrec.coma.au

Qualifications: Cert IV Financial Services

Current Position: National Credit Manager

Employer: Wurth Australia Pty Ltd

How long at that company: 11 Years

Credit/professional background:
o Dun & Bradstreet 3 Years AR
o Minter Ellison (Contract Role) 1 Year AR
o Wurth Australia 11 Years

Portfolio: YCP Council Chair 2 Years

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor:
o Great experience and industry recognition.
o Great learning opportunities

Achievements with AICM:
o YCP State Winner and National Finalist 2010
o Orchestrated YCP Program Vic/Tas 2013/2014
o YCP Judging Panel 2013/2014

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM: Experience, Knowledge, Recognition, Contacts

My passions aside from Credit/work: Travel, Golf, Socialising, Family/Friends

Contact details:
o Ph: (03) 8788 1218
o Mob: 0437 170 525
o Email: Lt@wurth.com.au

 

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts (Politics) Monash University

Current Title: Credit Manager – Victoria (CityLink)

Employer: Transurban Limited

Tenure: Twenty months

Career: Prior to Transurban I have held Credit Management positions in the following organisations; Shell Australia, Adecco, Seek, Preston Motors, TEAC, Toll Fast, Civic Transport Services

Portfolio: Non-Metropolitan Professional Development

Goals as Councillor: I would like to enhance the profile of the AICM across the wider Credit Community

Achievements with AICM: Hosted the Victorian Trivia night in September 2015 and the 1st Annual Pinnacle Awards (Victoria) in December 2015

Value gained from time on council: It is fantastic to have the opportunity to contribute to the Council Team and help deliver to members and the wider Credit community

Passions outside of Credit: I am a part-time picker (collectables), climber of active volcanoes and want to be game show contestant

Contact details: nsmith@transurban.com or 0416 054 062

Qualifications: Bachelor of Business

Current Position: Credit Team Leader - Residential Services

Employer: Realestate.com.au

How long at that company: since 2017

Credit/professional background:

2017 - present - Realestate.com.au
2011 – 2017 – Recoveriescorp
2011 -2011 Prushka

Portfolio: Chairman Young Credit Professional (VIC/TAS)

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor: Winning the Tony Mammone award in 2014, it was a great stepping stone for my career and industry recognition, joining the AICM council as a YCP committee member in 2015 has exposed me to the industry and created a profile for myself and for the company I work for. I aim to work with all YCPA's this year and create awareness.

Achievements with AICM:
2014 – Tony Mammone award winner
2015 – 1 year on council

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM:
Two articles have been published in FY 2015-2016
'Evolution of Banking in Australia' (October 2015)
'Finding the best-fit debt recovery agency '(May 2016)
Building a professional brand name for myself and recoveriescorp
Built relationships with many AICM members and mentors

My passions aside from Credit/work: State leader for youth service work assisting under privileged people

Contact details: amaran.navaratnam@rea-group.com