COSBOA is pleased to announce the secondment of Janett Egber from National Australia Bank (NAB) who will provide advice and guidance on a wide range of issues facing the small business sector.
The appointment of Janett Egber will enable COSBOA to focus on a number of key issues facing Australia’s small business sector including regulatory and policy reform, clinic access to finance and improved member services.
Mr Strong added “Janett has spent over ten years working in the finance and banking sector, sale primarily focusing on research and insights, view she is very passionate about the small business sector and about the positive outcomes that can be achieved by collaboration between large and small businesses.”
Commenting on the appointment Peter Strong, Executive Director of COSBOA today said: “We have often criticised the banks for not engaging enough with the small business community, and in not gathering enough information on their interaction with our sector particularly. NAB has listened to our concerns and has provided us with a highly experienced and talented person to work with us until the National Small Business Summit in Brisbane in July 2013.”
The appointment will support COSBOA to work closely with the Australian Bankers Association and with key regulators and government institutions such as Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the Reserve Bank of Australia to ensure small business needs are considered and communicated in an effective way.
NAB Group Executive, Joseph Healy, said that the appointment will allow NAB to work with the leading voice of Australia’s small business sector and to advocate for this important part of the Australian economy. “At the same time it will provide COSBOA with access to knowledge, insight and resources of NAB,” he said.
Janett has spent over ten years working in the finance and banking sector, primarily focusing on research and insights, she is very passionate about the small business sector and about the positive outcomes that can be achieved by collaboration between large and small businesses.