Chief Economist

UK Export Finance
05 Jul 2018
23 Jul 2018
Senior Management
Contract Type

There has never been a more exciting time to be part of UK Export Finance (UKEF). The UK’s award-winning export credit agency sits at the heart of the Government’s drive to help UK businesses seize opportunities of global trade, with a vital mission to ensure that no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance.

UKEF’s work is varied, dynamic and complex. The department has a total capacity of £50 billion to support exports to more than 200 markets around the world. UKEF has been recognised for its innovative approach to supporting exporters, comprehensive product offering, substantial appetite to take on new business, and its value to the broader UK exporting economy.

As Chief Economist of UKEF you will be responsible for setting UKEF’s credit limits for around 200 countries and help manage our diversified risk portfolio in support of UK exports. Reporting directly to the Chief Risk Officer, you will be part of the credit risk management leadership team and a member of the Credit Committee, helping to achieve the department’s objective to provide innovative and flexible support for exports while ensuring that there are appropriate controls around UKEF’s credit portfolio of circa £23 billion. You will lead a highly skilled team assessing short and long-term political and economic risks affecting UKEF’s portfolio and ensuring its cover and pricing politics reflect country risk.

You will be a strategic and dynamic leader, with significant experience of undertaking sovereign risk analysis to drive commercial policy decisions. With excellent interpersonal skills, you will have the ability to influence and network across government and with senior stakeholders, and a track record of team management. Candidates will have extensive working knowledge and credibility as an economist.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to UK Export Finance on this appointment. Candidates can find out more from the Saxton Bampfylde website using the reference AABAFA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Application should be received by noon on Monday 23rd July 2018.

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