Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Current Position: Partner Lynch Meyer Lawyers

How long at that company: 29 years

Credit/professional background: I

  • have always worked in credit law, recoveries and insolvency for trade/supplier, unsecured creditors and financiers in secured credit.
  • I also act for insolvency practitioners in dealing with creditors' claims and pursuing actions on behalf of creditors and I also act for insolvent entities and debtors trying to achieve turnaround outcomes for an equitable return to creditors.


Portfolio:

  • I am currently National President and have previously Legal Affairs portfolio nationally and a broad range of portfolios on SA Division Council including SA Division President for two terms.
  • I have been recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer for 2016 and 2017


Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor:
 I volunteer for AICM as it is appropriate that all professionals contribute to the development of the industry which serves them well. I have been drawn to the AICM given that it has a genuine member focus and is full of generous people willing to share their experience to encourage others in their careers.

Achievements with AICM:

  • I have been very lucky to have been part of a dynamic team, division and membership base in South Australia that saw the division reinvigorate itself to engage with members, attract new attendees at events and to redesign our education programme.
  • I have also been greatly heartened by the continuing role I have played over various recent conferences in terms of programme and content design and more recently as MC at the National Conference.

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM: The main benefit I have achieved through working with AICM is a sense of achievement that I have contributed, also a great network of friend and business contacts.

My passions aside from Credit/work: Outside of credit I enjoy time with my family and friends, travel, dinner and wine and anything Latino.

Contact details: James Neate

  Lynch Meyer Lawyers

  Phone: (08) 8236 7621

  Mobile: 0418 855 042

  jneate@lynchmeyer.com.au

Qualifications: B.Management

Current Position: Shared Services Manager

Employer: Ecolab

How long at that company: 8 Years

Credit/professional background:
o 3 Years credit controller – Austereo
o Credit Manager – Ecolab
o Still overall responsibility for Credit at Ecolab

Portfolio:
o NSW Director
o NSW President for a short while, previously running YCP and some events

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor:
o Build the credit industry for the future
o Create a strong professional environment that encourages networking and learning

Achievements with AICM (inc how much time on council):
o 5 years on council
o Previous YCP winner

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM:
o Development in many areas outside my normal role requirements. Exposure at board level is a great learning opportunity. Chance to look at strategy and direction rather than more transactional

My passions aside from Credit/work:
o Water skiing

Contact details:
o Gregg.odlum@ecolab.com
o 02 8870 8140

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:

  • Life Member and Certified Credit Executive (CCE) of the AICM
  • Fellow of Institute of Public Accountants
  • Fellow of Institute of Financial Accountants
  • Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • Securities Investigation Agent licence


Current Position:
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  • Manager, Credit Services.
  • Trevor and his Credit Services team provide credit management advice, support and information to customers throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

 
Employer: National Credit Insurance (Brokers) Pty Ltd (NCI)
 
How long at that company: since Sept 1995
 
Credit/professional background: Previously worked with the former State Bank of South Australia for 20 years in areas including Corporate Banking, Treasury & International Finance, Audit and Retail Banking.  
 
AICM Portfolio/s:

  • SA Director - CCE Chair
  • Functions
  • Previous Council Portfolios – CCE, YCP, Publications, Membership, Sponsorship
  • Past President and Vice President

 
Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor:

  • I joined Council after attending many AICM events over the previous 3 years and being asked by the then S.A. Executive Officer, Julie Short.  I happily accepted as I enjoyed attending the institute’s educational and social events.  I thought AICM was a strong professional body for the credit industry and I enjoyed the company of the institute members and Councillors.
  • My goals as a Councillor is to help promote and grow the Institute, educate and train members and network/socialise with fellow members.

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

  • Director on National Board
  • On S.A. Division Council since 1999.
  • Certified Credit Executive (CCE).  National Dux in 2003.
  • In 2008 was awarded the Lawrie Ellis award for his contribution to the credit industry and the AICM in South Australia.
  • President for 7 years. During this time our division won the National President’s Trophy as the best performing State on 5 occasions.
  • Vice President for 2 years
  • Presenter at numerous Professional Development and Credit Focus seminars


Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM: 
Educational knowledge and obtaining a wide number of networks and contacts, and working on the divisional Council with some great people with the same passion for credit and promoting the Institute.

My passions aside from Credit/work: My family and catching up with friends, holidays, watching sport, walking the dog and gardening.

Contact details: trevor.goodwin@nci.com.au
 
 

 

Qualifications: Diploma in Human Resources, Prince 2 certified

Current Position: Assistant Credit Manager

Employer: Automotive Holdings Group Limited

How long at that company: 4 Years

Credit/professional background: At AHG since 2011, prior to that was a credit manager in London, UK for 12 years. Prior to that was in credit/admin management in retail in Cape Town, South Africa.

Portfolio: Events

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor: To meet and engage with like- minded people and to promote the AICM through my network. To help make the AICM a successful organisation that is at the forefront of learning and innovation within the credit profession.

Achievements with AICM: Councillor for 18 months so no achievements as yet. A few successful events under the belt!

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM: Meeting fellow credit professionals and gaining industry knowledge through interaction at the various AICM functions.

My passions aside from Credit/work: Enjoying the outdoors. Hiking, walking, any adventure activity. Keeping fit is very important to me, mostly by running and cycling. I also play golf and squash.

Contact details: 
Tel: 0479 083 244
E: rowan.mcclarty@ahg.com.au

Qualifications: Diploma and CCE

Current Position: National Credit Consultant & BDM

Employer: Patane Lawyers

How long at that company: Two Years, October 2014

Credit/professional background: National Credit Manger
- 8 Years at Hyne Timber as their National Credit Manager
- 13 Years at Century Yuasa Batteries, 10 as their National Credit Manager and 3 as their National Operations Manager

Portfolio: Events

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor: I enjoy contributing to a an institute I believe very strongly in and the challenge to be a part of its growth and working with the AICM through what I believe to be is a growth spurt.

Achievements with AICM (inc how much time on council): I have been a member for close to 20 years and a council member for almost 3 years.

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM: The networking and friendships built make it all worthwhile. I also take a lot of pride in seeing our events grow and become more successful each year.

My passions aside from Credit/work: My family and friends, the great outdoors, good food and wine!

Contact details: Email - julie.mcnamara@patanelaw.com.au or 0432 173 132