NEWS: NatWest UK head of PR suspended

NatWest Bank has suspended its UK head of PR Paul Lockstone after a member of the bank’s staff lodged a complaint against him. Two female staff from his division have also been suspended.

NatWest Bank has suspended its UK head of PR Paul Lockstone after a

member of the bank’s staff lodged a complaint against him. Two female

staff from his division have also been suspended.



NatWest Group’s head of corporate affairs, Edward Townsend, refused to

comment on a Daily Telegraph article which linked the allegation to

sexual harassment



‘Following a complaint, an investigation is being conducted,’ said

Townsend. ‘NatWest needs to ensure the investigation is thorough’.



Lockstone joined NatWest in a banking position then moved into PR and

was made head of UK PR three years ago. He heads a team of 15

communications staff in the subsidiary - NatWest Group’s largest -

covering high street banks and financial services including mortgages

and pensions.



Lockstone’s job is being filled temporarily by deputy head of PR Clare

Brown.



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