About Coface

Our Team


Chris Little - Australia Team
Chris LITTLE – Country Manager
Chris is the Country Manager for Coface Branch In Australia, he joined Coface Australia in 2007. Before being appointed as the Country Manager role in May 2019, he worked in several roles in the company including Risk Underwriting, Information Analyst, Head of Account Management, and Commercial Director. Chris also completed a 6 month role as Commercial Director for Coface Japan in 2018.
Chris’ key external focus is on client relationship management by promoting Coface’s products, brand and client solutions. Internally, Chris focus is working with all teams to promote a culture of employee engagement, continuous improvement and success.
John Hesse Australia Team
John Hesse – Financial Controller
John has a Commerce degree majoring in Accountancy from the University of Wollongong (UOW) and also holds qualifications of FCPA (Australia). Having more than 30 years of work experience in financial reporting, finance operations and corporate governance, his experience is across a number of industries such as, construction, higher education, oil and gas exploration and general insurance. As the financial controller of Coface Australia, he plays a key role in business planning & budgeting, stress testing, own risk and solvency assessments (ORSA), business continuity management & internal controls.
He is also responsible for management and regulatory reporting, investment and cash management & overseeing the finance operations, procurement procedures and matters relating to corporate tax laws & regulations.
Renee COX – Manager Risk Underwriting
Based in Australia, Renee co-manages the Risk Underwriting Team and is in charge of risk underwriting and portfolio risk management for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Renee started her Underwriting career at Euler Hermes UK almost 20 years ago. Then she worked in Coface UK and spent 10 years in the UK before moving back to Australia late 2006 and started with Coface early 2007. Renee has worked for Coface for 16 years.