Andrew Ketteringham, head of public affairs for TSB, has quit the bank
to set up his own consultancy.
His departure is the latest in an exodus of TSB communications staff
since the company merged with Lloyds Bank in December. Anita Scott, head
of TSB’s retail press office left last month while media relations
manager Graham Wallace quit in February.
Ketteringham, who will leave at the end of September, has managed TSB’s
public affairs department for seven years. His responsibilities included
government relations, sponsorship activities, corporate advertising and
communications for the bank’s 1.1 million shareholders.
However, since the merger Ketteringham’s responsibilities have been
reduced and his staff cut from ten to just three.
A prospective Parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Democrats in
Maidenhead, Ketteringham said he had not been made redundant from Lloyds
TSB. ‘I just felt it was a good opportunity to move,’ he said. ‘My plan
was to set up the company in four years time but the merger and a
forthcoming election speeded that up.’
Ketteringham’s company will be launched in October and offer public
affairs, PR and corporate design services to medium-sized firms and
housing and health organisations.
His responsibilities at TSB will be taken over by David Goldesgeyme,
Lloyds TSB’s new head of public affairs.