Standard Chartered, the emerging markets bank, has appointed Paul
Marriage to the newly-created role of regional head of external affairs
for the bank’s UK, Europe and Africa regions, based in London.
Marriage, who takes up the post at the end of September, is currently
head of external affairs for Northeast Asia, a brief which covers Hong
Kong, China, Japan and Korea. He is currently working out a four-week
handover to his replacement.
The London-based role has been created to strengthen investor relations
in its most important investor market - the UK, said Marriage, who
reports to the global head of external affairs, Pam McGann.
Standard Chartered’s UK office is mainly concerned with fundraising
activities for its listing on the London Stock Exchange.
Marriage joined the bank from public affairs agency Forrest
International in 1998 (PR Week, 15 May 1998), after working as financial
editor of Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post newspaper.
He is replaced by former Forrest colleague Rosemary Sayer, who is
currently deputy MD of Golin/Harris Forrest.
She joins after more than three years at Forrest where she worked on
corporate and investor relations campaigns for Hopewell Holdings,
Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong Electric and the South China Morning Post.