HSBC's UK comms head Richard Lindsay steps down following restructure

HSBC's UK head of comms Richard Lindsay has left his post following a restructure of the global comms function.

HSBC: UK comms head departs
HSBC: UK comms head departs
Lindsay stepped down last Friday after over seven years at the bank. He remains employed by HSBC, but is taking an unspecified period of leave to consider his options.

The move follows the May departure of group comms head Richard Beck and the appointment of Zurich Financial Services Group's global head of corporate comms Pierre Goad and Credit Suisse's chief comms officer Charles Naylor to jointly head its comms operation.

The bank’s comms function is to be split into internal comms, handled by Goad, and external affairs under Naylor. Naylor will join the bank in September, while Goad will assume his post at some point over the summer.

The UK comms function has been split along similar lines, with Mark Hemingway handling external comms and Tim Pie taking on responsibility for internal comms.

As a consequence of the restructure Lindsay’s head of UK retail & commercial banking comms role was effectively made redundant.

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