Credit / Market / Operational / Compliance

Chief Credit Officer

  • Leading Australian Specialist Financier
  • Chief Credit Officer
  • Cairns, Darwin or Perth based

NAIF is a development financier that was established by the Federal Government in 2016 in order to provide senior debt to support the development of infrastructure projects in northern Australia. NAIF provides loans to encourage and complement private and public sector investment in economic infrastructure. NAIF has now made commitments (in the form of investment decisions and conditional commitments) across 23 investments in North Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia valued at $2.4 Billion.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Chief Credit Officer to join NAIF. The organisation has built an enviable track record in recent years and has now financed billions of developments across diversified infrastructure, renewable/clean energy, real estate & property, agribusiness, natural resources and tourism sectors. NAIF has an exciting investment & financing mandate with the unique position and opportunity to drive economic prosperity & broader public benefit. With an active pipeline of investment & financing opportunities across a wide range of sectors, the CCO will be part of their expanded mandate and growth aspirations.

Reporting directly to the CEO, you will manage all day-to-day aspects of Credit Risk Management. You will be responsible for contributing to the strategy and success of NAIF, through the provision of expert financial and credit risk advice to the NAIF Executive Management Group (“EMG”) and the Board and ensuring the ongoing protection of NAIF’s interests. Leading a small team, you are required to provide the highest level of advice, analysis and process management of credit risk across NAIF, and for the development and implementation of NAIF’s Credit Policy. As a key senior member of the NAIF EMG, you will work closely with the CEO and EMG to drive key strategic initiatives and ensuring the business operates efficiently and effectively, as well as providing key support to the NAIF Board and Investment Team.

You will not only oversee and be responsible for the technical credit risk components for NAIF, but provide leadership and oversight of the ongoing management of the investment portfolio, leading a portfolio management team. You will also work with the Chief Operating Officer in the monitoring of NAIF’s Risk Management framework..

You will hold a relevant tertiary degree in Commerce, Finance, Business and or Law, likely supported by professional accreditation in risk management, and/or post graduate qualifications. In addition, you will have 15 years+ experience working in financial services (e.g. banking, insurance, professional services) including 5+ years in a senior Credit Risk Management function – including effective leadership and communication skills and proven development of staff to create a high performing team. You will have an excellent working knowledge and understanding of credit risk practices and processes, and Australian regulatory requirements and expectations.

You must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Patrick Everest.


Patrick Everest

02 9235 9440

Chief Credit Officer
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