Sue Goodwin

Sue Goodwin: Import Trade Finance Administrator: Sue joined the Synergy team in 2010 after spending 32 years within the banking financial sector. Sue worked within the Corporate and Commercial Business Banking Departments in London and the Midlands and has many years of experience in lending and credit. Using these skills she is responsible for the day to day running of our Import Trade Finance Dept and works closely with her clients in all aspects of  their Trade Finance needs. 


Sam Simpson: Export Trade Finance Administrator: Sam is 23 years of age and was employed by Synergy in May 2011. Sam is a mathematics graduate from Leicester University & very astute. Since becoming part of the export finance team he has developed very quickly and has relationships with his own export clients. He enjoys challenges and he uses his youthful exuberance and his problem solving skills & eye for detail, developed at university, to manage his client`s export needs. 



Phil Sommerville: Export Trade Finance Manager: Phil has over 30 years experience in all aspects of International trade, trade service procedures and products both transactional and customer facing roles gained in one of the leading UK Trade Finance Banks. Since leaving the bank Phil also worked in industry within a large corporate environment in the commodities sector.  Phil joined Synergy in 2009.



Lesley Henderson: Export Trade Finance Manager: Prior to joining Synergy in 2009, Lesley worked for a leading UK Bank for 35 years. Most of this time was in International Trade Operations, giving her experience in documentary credits and a key eye for detail. More recently working in their Corporate Property team, working on client`s contract facilities through the banks often complex lending criteria. As part of the Synergy team Lesley maintains her own SME and corporate client accounts, is extremely customer focused and dedicated.


Cassandra McAlpine: Director of Operations:  Born in Australia, Cassandra worked for ANZ Bank in Sydney Australia from 1978 - 1995. ANZ is regarded as one of the leading trade finance banks in Australia.  Cassandra has over 30 years experience in all areas of International Trade Finance. Whilst working for ANZ, Cassandra was responsible for trade operations in various key International Branches throughout Sydney. Cassandra also worked for a number of small exporting businesses on a consultancy basis until moving to the U.K in 1999. She continued with this line of business, until forming Synergy with her business partner in 2006

Cassandra is highly motivated, meticulous, customer focused and completely passionate about international trade. She takes pleasure in assisting businesses achieve successful through their international trade business & understands the challenges facing business in today's ever changing market. Cassandra is responsible for all operational aspects of the business, and project manages Synergy's bespoke Back to Back letter of credit service. Mobile 07984 379325


David Slinger: Director of Finance and Sales: Has over 30 years experience working for HSBC Bank in both operations & subsequently sales in their Trade Services. With this wealth of knowledge & together with in-depth understanding of import & export trade finance, David is well placed to understand clients needs & is able to quickly focus on providing trade finance solutions. David`s philosophy is to think laterally & to come up with bespoke solutions. Mobile 07811 149438