Gavin McIntosh has been appointed Head of Distribution, International Personal Banking, Rest of Africa for Standard Bank.
The role will be critical in developing and growing our International Personal Banking distribution channels across Africa, leveraging the Stanbic Africa network and at the same time creating a differentiated value proposition thereby adding value to customers and stakeholders.
Gavin has been with Standard Bank since 2009, joining the bank’s Chartered Accountancy training programme and completing his articles through the Training Outside Public Practice scheme (TOPP) in South Africa. He quickly moved on to become Financial Manager, Business Banking, then joined Business Banking Africa first as a Product Manager – Unsecured Lending, and later as a Segment Manager in the Small and Medium Enterprise sector.
Most recently Gavin has been working in the South African Business Banking team as Senior Manager, Customer Financial Solutions.
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Gavin will report to Greg Barclay, Head of International Personal Banking, ‘Gavin’s appointment is another step towards realising Standard Bank’s 2020 vision to focus our business on Africa and it’s phenomenal potential. Gavin’s experience and contacts in Africa, developed during his previous roles in the bank, will be invaluable in ensuring we grow our distribution network across Africa, leveraging our local distribution channels.’
Gavin is looking forward to his new role, “I’m really pleased to be returning to the rest of Africa team and the great variety and potential that this offers us as a bank. Africa is experiencing massive economic and social growth and yet each country still presents us with its own unique qualities and challenges. We have an excellent team on the ground in 20 countries across Africa, and I will be connecting with them to ensure we have firsthand access and knowledge of each individual market.’
Gavin is married and in his spare time enjoys reading, sport and walking their two dogs.