Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY)


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Lloyds Banking Group

05 Jul 2017 10:30:02

Lloyds Banking Group

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Lloyds Banking Group PLC
05 July 2017








5 July 2017

Lloyds Banking Group Announces Organisational Changes in anticipation of its 2018 - 2020 Strategic Plan


Lloyds Banking Group has today announced a number of organisational and senior management changes in preparation for the Group's third Strategic Plan (2018 - 2020) which will be announced to the market, alongside the 2017 Full Year Results in February 2018. These changes are aimed at aligning and strengthening the Group's organisational structure to ensure we meet evolving customer needs and deliver the continuous transformation required of the organisation in the most effective way. Also, as a result a new, broader, and more diverse Group Executive Committee (GEC) will be formed.


The main changes announced today are:


·   Juan Colombás, Executive Director, is appointed to a new role of Chief Operating Officer, bringing together several critical functions including Transformation, IT, People, Community Banking, and Group Services.

·   George Culmer, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director, will take on responsibility for the Legal and Strategy teams, as well as for Lloyds Development Capital (LDC).

·   Zaka Mian is appointed as the Group Director, Transformation. This new Transformation division will comprise all business and IT change, data and IT architecture, customer insights, innovation and applied sciences, and be responsible for the ongoing development of the Digital channel.

·   Vim Maru is appointed to the role of Group Director, Retail with responsibility for all Retail and Consumer Finance products and Group Brands and Marketing. Vim will also be responsible for the integration of the MBNA business.

·   David Oldfield is appointed to the role of Group Director, Commercial Banking including Global Corporates, Financial Institutions, Mid Markets and SME Banking.

·   Antonio Lorenzo, Group Director, Insurance will expand his role to take on responsibility for the Wealth segment.

·   Karin Cook is appointed to the role of Group Services Director with responsibility for Global Payments, Group Property, Security, Sourcing and Customer Services.

·   Stephen Shelley will become the Group Chief Risk Officer and a member of the Group Executive Committee.

·   Janet Pope is appointed as the Chief of Staff and Group Corporate Affairs Director and also becomes a member of the Group Executive Committee.

In addition Jen Tippin is appointed as the new Group People & Productivity Director, Jakob Pfaudler is appointed as the new Community Banking Director and together with Kate Cheetham, Group General Counsel, all three will attend GEC.


After five years with the Group, and having led the successful turnaround of the Commercial division, Andrew Bester, Group Director, Commercial Banking, has decided to pursue other opportunities.


Simon Davies, Chief People, Legal and Strategy Officer, who recently took a leave of absence from the Group as his wife is unwell, has decided to leave the organisation.


With the exception of the reporting line changes to the Group's People, Legal and Group Strategy teams which take effect immediately, these changes will be implemented from 4 September 2017, subject to regulatory approval.


António Horta Osório, Group Chief Executive, said:


"The changes we are announcing today are fundamental to prepare the Group for the next phase of its transformation under our upcoming strategic plan for the period 2018 - 2020. They are a key step to ensuring the continued alignment of the Bank's capabilities and strategy as a simple, low risk UK focused Bank with our customers' evolving needs."



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For further information:


Investor Relations

Douglas Radcliffe                                                                                     +44 (0)20 7356 1571

Group Investor Relations Director

[email protected] 



Corporate Affairs

Fiona Laffan                                                                                              +44 (0)20 7356 2081

Group Corporate Communications Director

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