Santander Corporate Banking is expanding its Business Development Team, whose key focus is to support Santander's growth plans and increased market share aspirations and ambition to be the SME bank of choice.
Andrew Syvret, Chris Hallam and Jonathan Thompson have all been appointed as Regional Directors for Business Development, for various regions around the UK, with responsibility for developing new business propositions for Santander Corporate Banking and leading all regional business development activity.
Andrew has been appointed as the Regional Director for Thames Valley and the South West and he will be based primarily at the Corporate Business Centre on Dorset Street in Southampton. Andrew joins Santander from Goodwood Estates and prior to that, he was at RBS. He will be responsible for the regional Business Development strategy across the Thames Valley and South West regions, including Bristol, Southampton and Reading.
Chris joins Santander as the Regional Director for the Midlands and Wales. Chris comes from HSBC where he worked for 30 years, most recently as the Head of Leading International Business. He will be responsible for managing existing customer relationships and sourcing new business and will be based primarily at the Corporate Business Centre on Cornwall Street in Birmingham.
Jonathan Thompson has worked at Santander since 2009 and has a total of 15 years experience in the corporate banking industry. He has now been promoted to the role of Regional Director for the North and he will be leading a team of Business Development Directors across the north of England, including Yorkshire, umber and Merseyside. Jonathan will be mainly based in Yorkshire.
The team is led by Damian McGann, Head of Business Development.
Damian McGann, Head of Business Development, said: "It is great to welcome such an experienced team to the Business Development team. Having experienced market professionals like Andrew, Chris and Jonathan on the team will enable us to move forward with our growth ambitions as we strive to become the SME bank of choice."
Source: Santander Corporate Banking