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New “ambassador” appointed to help Yorkshire and Humber prosper

Lloyds Banking Group has appointed Catherine Rutter as the group’s ambassador for Yorkshire and The Humber to help support social and economic prosperity in the region.

Catherine takes on the new role alongside her current position as the group’s managing director for Connect, with responsibility for leading a national team of approximately 7,500 colleagues who support customers across telephony and operational channels for personal banking and mortgage queries.

With a career at Lloyds Banking Group spanning nearly 35 years, Catherine has held a variety of senior roles including chief operating oOfficer for Community Banking.

Catherine takes over the role from Russell Galley, managing director for Halifax Bank who has been Ambassador since 2015.  As the group’s ambassador, Catherine will head up a team of senior colleagues committed to tackling issues faced by the region’s businesses and local communities.

Catherine said: “I’ve lived and worked in Yorkshire for more than twenty years, so it’s a real honour to be taking on the role of Ambassador for Lloyds Banking Group in the region.

“Yorkshire’s business scene is incredibly diverse – home to both traditional industries like agriculture and manufacturing as well as some of the country’s fastest growing technology firms. Yorkshire is in an exciting position to develop best practice, grow home-grown talent and improve productivity across the region.

“I’m looking forward to working with local communities, businesses and policy makers to help the region prosper.”

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