Amanda’s leadership appointment

Amanda Murphy, HSBC UK

Amanda Murphy, HSBC UK

After a career that has taken her all over the world, Amanda Murphy (pictured) is relocating from London to Birmingham – to take over a leadership role with new ring-fenced bank HSBC UK.

HSBC – overall sponsor of Birmingham Press Club - currently has 2,500 employees in the city and its new bank, now under construction at Arena Central, will be completed by 2018 at the latest.

Amanda, who initially joined the bank in 1995 on the Midland Bank’s graduate training scheme, has been appointed Head of Commercial Banking, subject to regulatory approvals.

With more than 1.1 million UK customers, Amanda will be responsible for the management of one of the world’s leading commercial banks. She has more than 22 years of experience at HSBC and most recently served as HSBC’s Co-Head of Corporate Banking in the UK.  During her career Amanda has worked for HSBC in Europe, the Middle East, North America and Asia-Pacific, where she was Head of Commercial Banking in Indonesia.

Noel Quinn, CEO of HSBC’s global commercial banking, said that Amanda had a proven track record of supporting businesses, which would be invaluable to the on-going growth of commercial banking across the UK, while Antonio Simoes, CEO of HSBC Bank Plc, said he believed that the creation of HSBC UK would give them a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to build a bank that was even closer to its customers.