BARCLAYS has appointed Debbie Mullen as head of corporate banking in Yorkshire.
Ms Mullen (pictured), who was previously corporate director for Barclays in North Yorkshire, replaces Lee Collinson and will jointly lead the Yorkshire team with Chris Forrest, looking after business customers typically with a turnover in excess of £5m.
Well-known in the Yorkshire corporate market and with over 27 years banking experience, Ms Mullen has considerable experience in leadership, finance and relationship management.
She said: “Yorkshire is an important market place for Barclays and I’m relishing the challenge of driving Yorkshire businesses forward and supporting them through these tough economic times. Yorkshire is traditionally a hot bed of entrepreneurship and I’m committed to ensuring that we provide the right level of support helping businesses that are making the most of the opportunities the current climate presents.”
Mr Collinson, who led the Barclays corporate team in Yorkshire for seven years, now takes up the newly-created role of head of key clients for the North of England. He will lead a team across the Northern region responsible for dealing with listed and larger private clients with a turnover greater than £250m.