British challenger lender Metro Bank said it has appointed former Standard Chartered executive James Hopkinson as chief financial officer, as the bank works on a turnaround plan towards profitability.
Hopkinson will join Metro Bank effective September 5, coming from ClearBank where he was CFO since 2019. Previously he spent nearly 20 years at Standard Chartered, in roles including CFO Regions & Clients, CFO Global Retail Banking and Global Head of Investor Relations.
"James brings a wealth of experience in retail banking with a proven track record of growing businesses and managing finance teams," Metro Bank chief executive Daniel Frumkin said. The London-based bank said in February it was cautious on its outlook due to the cost of living squeeze in Britain driven by higher energy prices, tax hikes and inflation.
Re-disseminated by The Asian Banker