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  • Name: Sherif Hussein MICM, CCE

 
Qualifications: Diploma in Management

Current Position: Billing & Credit Manager

Employer: Interactive Pty Ltd

How long at that company: 2 Years

Credit/professional background: I have been in Credit Management for 22 years.  I have worked for number of organisations that have been rewarding and sculptured me into who I am today. Currently at Interactive I motivate and lead a high performing team of 8 credit and billing professionals. I’ve been able to design and implement processes that are agile and ensure efficient delivery of robust solutions in my current role at Interactive and previous roles Realestate.com. and United Petroleum.

Portfolio: Division President

  • Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor:  I am passionate about credit and always looking at ways to share our knowledge with other credit professionals. In 2018 I was honoured to be part of a judging panel for Young Credit Professional Award (YCPA) and was excited to meet young professionals in the credit profession. It gives me great confidence that our next generation of leaders will continue to drive and align our values as Credit Managers. Credit professionals endorse high level of customer service and are key players in the decision-making process for our organisations. 


Achievements with AICM:  I have been on the council for 3 years and started as a councillor looking after the CCE portfolio. Not long after I moved into the acting Vice President role and in March 2018 stepped into President role for the Vic/Tas Division.

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM: The AICM membership is diverse and engaging. I have been proud to be part of the Women in Credit luncheon and to see each year attendee levels grow. Volunteering has also provided me the opportunity to make friends with industry. Each year at the AICM National conference it gives me great pleasure to catch up with delegates and members who have become my long-term friends.

My passions aside from Credit/work: I enjoy practicing yoga, meditation, walking on the beach and spending time with my family.

Contact details: email shussein@interactive.com.au

Name: Catrina Galanti MICM CCE 

Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (In Progress), Certified Credit Executive, Diploma of Hospitality Management

Current Position: Trade Credit Insurance Specialist Broker

Employer: National Credit Insurance (Brokers) Pty Ltd

How long at that company: Since May 2019

Credit/professional background: 2016 – 2019: QBE Trade Credit Insurance Underwriter, 2015 – 2016: Regional Sales Manager for Austral Mercantile Collections, 2012 – 2015: Finance Manager, Chef’s Hat Australia, 2009 – 2012: Restauranteur/Business Owner

Portfolio: Vice President and Professional Development and Events

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor: I want to increase the visibility of the AICM and enhance the profile with my own customers. Also to bring fresh ideas with a focus on Learning and Development opportunities for our members.

Achievements with AICM: Victorian Young Credit Professional 2016, CCE in January 2017, On council since April 2016, Nominated to Vice President in February 2019

My passions aside from Credit/work: Cooking, reading, annoying my family

Contact details: Catrina.galanti@nci.com.au or 0403 577 211 or 03 9607 1408

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

Name: Michelle Carruthers MICM

Qualifications:
- Honours, Degree of Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
- Bachelor of Business Commerce (Marketing, International Business & Advertising)

Current Position: Senior Business Development Manager

Employer: CreditorWatch

Commenced with employer: Jan 2017

Credit/professional background: I've been working at CreditorWatch for over 3 year and before that I was living in Chile, Santiago. Prior to that I was a Senior Education Consultant at Pearson Australia (5 years).

Portfolio: Publication & assisting where required with sponsorship

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor: I chose to volunteer to become a better consultant for my customers and to increase my knowledge of the industry. This knowledge I share with my colleagues and customers. I am passionate about credit and I am always talking about WINC, my favourite event of the year. I just want to give back to the industry that has already given me so much.

Achievements with AICM:  I've implemented a new feature article called "Member in Spotlight" which allows me to focus on members and their milestones. This is aligned with our 2020 goal of member engagement. On average I spend roughly 1 to 2 hours on council a week, but this depends on when the magazine is due as my time that week goes up to roughly 3 to 4 hours. The magazine deadline comes around so quickly.

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM: I've been volunteering for almost a year now and I love it. I really enjoy catching up once a month and learning about what is new in all the different industries, as we have such a variety of members on council e.g insolvency practitioners, insurance and most importantly credit manager, and I get to see first hand how these new changes affect them day to day. I feel I have become a better consultant for my customers and my colleagues.

I've also meet so many new people, the networking opportunities are amazing.

My passions aside from Credit/work: Traveling to "different" countries e.g Ethiopia, Palau, Madagascar, I love Hiking, Painting and playing Board Games

Contact details: Michelle.Carruthers@CreditorWatch.com.au or 0431 312 064

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: Bachelor of Business, Certified Credit Executive

Current Position: Vice President

Employer: FintruX Network, Singapore

How long at that company: since 2019

Credit/professional background: Career background ranging from working within Banking & Finance, Mercantile, On-line digital media and Fintech across Australia and Asia.

Portfolio: Chairman Young Credit Professional (VIC/TAS)

Why I volunteer on the AICM council/Goals as Councillor: As of 2019, I have been a councillor for 5 years with the AICM raising awareness to Young Credit Professionals and being a mentor to current and past applicants.

Achievements with AICM:
2016 - Certified Credit Executive
2015 – Pinnacle awards - Senior Credit officer of the year 
2014 – Tony Mammone award winner

Value I have gained through volunteering with AICM:

Building on my own professional network within the Credit Management industry, sharpening my acumen and creating awareness and promoting the YCPA awards to future applicants.

Published the following articles through the AICM magazine:

  • - Peer to Peer Lending Platforms - Disrupting Asia’s Banking Corporations
  • - Strengthening Economic & Business Ties with Asia
    - Lack of Financial Literacy within Australian Households
  • - Finding the best-fit debt recovery agency
  • - Evolution of Banking in Australia


My passions aside from Credit/work: 
Travelling and photography 

Contact details: amaran.navaratnam@gmail.com , +61402777169