Metro Bank appoints James Hopkinson as CFO
Metro Bank today announces that James Hopkinson has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director. The appointment, which is subject to regulatory approval, is effective from September 5, 2022.
Mr Hopkinson joins from ClearBank where he has been CFO since 2019 and Board member since 2020. He brings significant experience in global and UK retail banking, growth organisations, UK regulation and leading finance functions.
Previously, he spent almost 20 years at Standard Chartered, where he held a variety of roles including CFO Regions & Clients, CFO Global Retail Banking and Global Head of Investor Relations. Mr Hopkinson is a Chartered Accountant and began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Commenting on the appointment, Daniel Frumkin, CEO said:
“James brings a wealth of experience in retail banking with a proven track record of growing businesses and managing finance teams. He shares our vision for Metro Bank to become the UK’s best community bank and he will be a valuable addition to the Board and Executive Committee.”
James Hopkinson said:
“Metro Bank is the stand-out consumer champion in retail banking. The progress made on the turnaround plan to date has been impressive and I look forward to helping take the Bank into its next phase of growth and towards sustainable profitability.”