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Yorkshire Bank Director succession


Dean Cutbill, Products and Marketing Director for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks has announced he intends to leave the business this summer.

John Hooper, Executive Director and National Australia Group Europe (NAGE) Board member, will take over from Dean’s responsibilities as an ambassador for the Yorkshire Bank brand working with media, Government and community groups.

Dean joined the Bank’s Executive Management Team in March 2004 as General Manager of Third Party Distribution to grow sources of Third Party business across the Mortgage and Investment Intermediary Markets.

He was appointed to his current position of Products and Marketing Director and Yorkshire Bank Director in September 2006 with responsibilities for the development, pricing and marketing of the Bank's retail and business products, its fraud and retail collections units, customer engagement centre, and corporate affairs team. He also acted as Yorkshire Bank’s facilitator between business and community stakeholders across the Yorkshire region.

Dean entered the banking industry in 1994 and held a number of senior banking roles including Corporate Business Director for Barclays Bank responsible for the Strategic development and day to day performance of the Barclays Group in the Intermediary Market Place as well responsibility for the Woolwich branch network.

A former Non-Executive Director of Mortgage Brain Holdings Limited, Dean was also Executive Director of Ekins Surveying Services, Corporate Business Director for Woolwich and National Account Manager for Abbey National responsible for Key National Intermediaries.

Dean said, “I have had seven great years here, but the key initiatives I have led are largely complete and it’s now time for me to move on to pursue opportunities outside of the Group. As the organisation moves into the next phase of its development, it is the right time to integrate my teams back into the business. I have enjoyed my time immensely and am particularly proud of the meaningful way we have been able to support the communities in which we operate.

“Most of all I’d like to thank my team for their hard work building and protecting the bank’s reputation. We have built an enviable working environment that has fostered strength, diversity of thought, challenge, collaboration and real passionate ownership within our business. This has undoubtedly helped us turn market challenges into real delivery for our business and our customers.”

Lynne Peacock, Chief Executive, said, “Dean has made an invaluable contribution to the Bank and has been a highly respected and valued colleague in his seven years with the business.

“Throughout the recent financial crisis Dean played a critical part in our success, with his team providing the support, speed of change and decision making our business and our customers required.

“I would like to offer him our sincere thanks for his achievements and wish him well for the future.”

Richard Gregory, Yorkshire Bank Chair, added: “I would like to add my thanks to Dean for his significant support as an ambassador for Yorkshire Bank. We are very fortunate that someone of John Hooper’s calibre and global experience will be able to help build on the strength of our brand.”

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