HSBC's head of UK comms Mark Hemingway is set to leave the organization as part of a wider communications restructuring at the group.
Hemingway will leave the bank in the new year, and the role will be discontinued upon his departure.
Hemingway joined HSBC in the summer of 2008 with responsibility for UK personal finance media relations, following 26 years leading the press office at Halifax/HBOS.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with HSBC building what is widely recognized as a world class press team,” Hemingway said. “With the reorganization of the communications function, I feel that now is the right time to look for a new challenge, whatever that may be.”
Hemingway is set to take a short break before seeking a new role in the industry.
The HSBC communications division has been restructured globally over the past year. The UK unit is now part of the European comms team, led by regional head of comms for Europe Andy Berry, who joined this year.
This article originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK, the sister publication of PRWeek, under Haymarket Media.