NatWest hands broad corporate remit to Murray

NatWest private equity subsidiary, NatWest Equity Partners, has appointed James Murray to the newly created post of corporate affairs director.

NatWest private equity subsidiary, NatWest Equity Partners, has

appointed James Murray to the newly created post of corporate affairs

director.



Murray will take up the job on 25 October. He joins from NM Rothschild

and Sons, where he has been group corporate affairs director for three

years.



Murray will report to NatWest Equity Partners chief executive David Shaw

and will initially have a team of three, with the opportunity to

increase his staff.



His role will cover the whole of Europe including NatWest Equity

Partners’ major European markets: the UK, France, Germany, Spain and

Italy.



NatWest Equity Partners director Mark Wordsworth said: ’James has a

blank sheet of paper to create the leading PR and marketing function not

just in the UK but throughout Europe.’



NatWest Equity Partners provides private equity for management buy-outs

and buy-ins, growth capital investments and public-to-private

transactions, and has pounds 2 billion of funds under management.



Murray has been recruited despite the fact that NatWest is the subject

of a pounds 22 billion hostile takeover bid by the Royal Bank of

Scotlan. As a result NatWest is planning to divest other subsidiaries:

Gartmore, Greenwich NatWest and Ulster Bank. NatWest Equity Partners

would be excluded from this scheme.



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