Henderson’s in charge at Shawbrook

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Shawbrook, the specialist savings and lending bank chaired by Sir George Mathewson, has named Barclays Wealth chief operating officer Ian Henderson as its new chief executive.

The former boss of Royal Bank of Scotland’s international business will take the helm on 3 December, with interim chief executive Philip George reverting to his previous role of managing director.

Henderson said: “Shawbrook is already providing straightforward banking to thousands of SMEs and individuals.”

Shawbrook launched in 
October 2011 and has grown its assets from £198 million to £920m within its first year of operation.

Mathewson, a former chief executive and chairman of RBS, said the Essex-based bank was seeking to grow its share of the savings and lending markets, “where customers are still seriously under-served by the high street”.