Based in the bank's offices at Whitehall Quay in Leeds, Julian will be responsible for managing a portfolio of local authority relationships in the region and to further develop RBS CIB's proposition for the sector. He will initially head up a three-person team to develop a deeper understanding of the banking products and services required by local authority entities in order for RBS support the sector better and add greater value to its clients.
Julian has extensive experience having worked at RBS for over 30 years and brings well-established relationship management skills and a detailed knowledge of corporate products that he will be looking to adapt and offer to local authority clients. Most recently he spent eight years as relationship director for a portfolio of 35 mid- and large corporate customers.
Julian O'Neill, relationship director, Public Sector, RBS CIB, said: "I am truly excited to have been presented with this opportunity to develop the offering to our local authority clients. I will be using my experience of developing banking relationships with large corporates in order to benefit the bank's established local authority clients in the North East.
"Local authorities have a unique set of requirements but would benefit from a corporate banking relationship and this is exactly what I intend to provide. I look forward to taking on this role as the sector will require significant support as it adapts to meet the challenges it faces."