14 December 2023

HSBC Australia bolsters Global Trade and Receivables Finance leadership with key hires

HSBC Australia has today announced a series of appointments to its Global Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF) division.

Natasha Coutinho has been appointed Country Head of Services for Global Trade and Receivables Finance; Jonathon Booth has been appointed Head of Structuring and Solutions; and Fred Chan has been appointed Senior Sales Manager.

Ms Coutinho brings more than 25 years’ experience to HSBC, working most recently as Head of Trade Services and Operations at Westpac Group. Previously, she served in various GTRF Services roles at HSBC Australia between 2008 and 2010. Ms Coutinho will lead a national team of onshore transaction processing and services teams across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

Mr Booth is an experienced trade finance executive and joins HSBC after more than 10 years at Bank of America, where he most recently served as Head of Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Australia and Japan. Mr Booth will lead HSBC’s structuring and solutions team overseeing complex transactions across domestic and international clients, helping them optimise their working capital requirements and build resilient supply chains in a sustainable way.

Mr Chan joins HSBC with a mandate to cover multinational and international subsidiary businesses from HSBC Australia’s Melbourne office. Prior to joining HSBC, Mr Chan served in a range of trade and working capital roles at Commonwealth Bank, NAB, and ANZ over a period of more than 15 years.

Nadia Ladak, Country Head, Global Trade & Receivables Finance at HSBC Australia, said: “We are pleased to welcome Natasha, Jonathon and Fred to HSBC Australia, as we grow our local GTRF team to meet client demand. Each bring valuable industry experience to their roles.”

“As Australian companies increasingly explore new trade corridors and look to build resilient supply chains, there is a mounting need for specialist support and tailored financing products. We know the dynamics of cross-border trade can be very complex, but also full of opportunity when navigated proactively,” she said.

HSBC Australia
In Australia, the HSBC Group offers an extensive range of financial services through a network of 33 branches and offices. These services include retail and commercial banking, trade finance, treasury and financial markets, payments and cash management and securities custody. Principal HSBC Group members operating in Australia include HSBC Bank Australia Limited (ABN 48 006 434 162 AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 232595) and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (ABN 65 117 925 970 and AFSL 301737).

HSBC Holdings plc
HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of HSBC, is headquartered in London. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 62 countries and territories. With assets of US$3,021bn at 30 September 2023, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.

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