HSBC announces that Ian Stuart will become the first Chief Executive of HSBC UK, our new ring-fenced bank, subject to regulatory approval.

Ian is currently Head of Commercial Banking for HSBC for the UK and Europe. His 35-year career in financial services has spanned retail, business and commercial banking and he joined HSBC three years ago to lead HSBC’s Commercial Banking operations for the UK. His remit expanded in 2015 to include the rest of Europe.

Establishing a successful ring-fenced bank is one of HSBC’s strategic actions and the creation of HSBC UK provides us with the opportunity to build a better bank for our people, our customers and society.

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