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Tuesday 19 March 2013
lloyds bank strengthens cards business with key hires
Aidene Walsh appointed as Director of Cards
Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has appointed a new Director of Cards to lead
the bank's overall Commercial Banking Cards business, as well as two Heads of
Sales for core segments of its Card Issuing & Merchant Services business.
Aidene Walsh has been appointed Director of Cards reporting to Andrew England,
Managing Director, Head of Transaction Banking. She will be based in London and
become part of the Transaction Banking Executive Management team.
Walsh has extensive experience within the Transaction Banking arena, across all
product disciplines, including Trade, Cash and Cards. In her last role Aidene
was Head of Transaction Services Origination at RBS, managing a client base of
around 70,000 customers with a team of 250. Prior to this she worked at ABN
Amro, who were subsequently taken over by RBS and has also worked for
Lloyds Bank has also appointed James Sykes and Stephen Watkins to Senior
Management roles within Lloyds Bank's Commercial Card Issuing business, part of
Transaction Banking. Both will be based in London, reporting to Dave Wills,
Head of Commercial Card Issuing & Merchant Services Sales, and will become part
of the Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking's Card Sales Management team. They will
assume the following responsibilities:
* James Sykes is Head of Sales, Mid Markets & Implementation
* Stephen Watkins is Head of Sales, Global Corporates / FI &
James Sykes joins Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking from Barclaycard Global
Commercial Payments, where he most recently oversaw sales for the large
corporates and public sector on a national level. He spent 10 years with
Barclaycard in the Commercial Card arena, undertaking various roles in national
and regional sales.
Stephen Watkins joins the business from American Express, where he has held a
number of senior sales and management roles over the last 8 years. Most
recently, he was Director of Corporate Business Development within Amex Global
Network Services , responsible for the Commercial Card business with the 2 Amex
Joint Ventures in the Middle East. Prior to this he worked for the Amex UK
Global Corporate Payments division.
The appointments are operational with immediate effect.
For further information:
Corina Blum Evans
Media Relations (Commercial Banking & International)| Group Media Relations
Tel: 020 8936 5860
Notes to editors
Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking
Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking provides comprehensive expert financial services
to businesses of all sizes, from start ups, through to small businesses,
mid-sized businesses and multinational corporations. These corporate clients
range from privately-owned firms to FTSE 100 PLCs, multinational corporations
and financial institutions.
Maintaining a network of relationship teams across the UK, as well as
internationally, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking delivers the mix of local
understanding and global expertise necessary to provide long-term support and
advice to its clients.
Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking offers a broad range of finance beyond just term
lending and this spans import and export trade finance, structured and asset
finance, securitisation facilities and capital market funding. Its product
specialists provide bespoke financial services and solutions including tailored
cash management, international trade, treasury and risk management services.
Its heritage means it has an unrivalled understanding of business needs and a
proven track record of supporting businesses across the sectors and regions.
Taking a relationship approach, it provides support to its clients throughout
the economic cycle.
Lloyds Bank has been voted Bank of the Year for an unprecedented eight
consecutive years at the FDs' Excellence Awards in association with ICAEW and
supported by the CBI & Real Business.
Corina Blum Evans | Media Relations (Commercial Banking & International)| Group
Media Relations |
Lloyds Banking Group, 25 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HN
Tel: 020 8936 5860 | Mob: 07765 241 808 | Fax: 0207 356 2494 |
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