NatWest appoints new regional managing director for business banking

John Maude

NatWest has appointed John Maude (ACIB) to the post of regional managing director, business banking, Midlands & East of England where he was previously the regional director.

He replaces Steve Wakelin who has moved to lead NatWest’s team in the jurisdictions of IOM, Jersey, Guernsey & Gibraltar.

Maude is highly experienced and has held many leadership roles across banking in the Midlands for over 20 years. In this latest role he is responsible for over 40k customers from local businesses with turnovers up to £2m and lending requirements of £500k. He will lead a dedicated team of two Regional Directors, fourteen Directors and one hundred and forty relationship managers.

Maude said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to this role. It’s a tremendous opportunity and there are strong aspirations to grow the business further locally.”