BBRS appoints Jon McLeod as Director of Communications

Previously UK Head of Public Affairs at Brunswick, McLeod begins his new role on 1st May.

The Business Banking Resolution Service (BBRS) has announced today the appointment of Jon McLeod as its first Director of Communications, effective 1st May.

Previously a Partner and Head of Public Affairs at communications agency, Brunswick Group, McLeod brings with him 25 years of strategic experience across regulation, financial services, consumer affairs issues, SMEs and the UK’s national and regional economy. Prior to Brunswick, McLeod was Chairman of Weber Shandwick in its London and Manchester offices.

McLeod has extensive experience working with SMEs and was previously a private sector representative on the board of the East Midlands Development Agency, working with companies right across the supply chain in the region.

Lewis Shand Smith, Chair of the BBRS, said:

“We are delighted welcome Jon to the team this week. I am looking forward to working with him at a crucial moment for the BBRS as we work towards the launch of the full scheme later this year. Covid-19 means that these are unprecedented and uncertain times for companies across the country. The BBRS is being designed to be an essential part of the infrastructure available to support eligible businesses and we will be ready to play our part in the UK’s recovery.”

Jon McLeod, Director of Communications of the BBRS, said:

“It has never been more important for British businesses to get fair treatment from their banks. Doing so will, in turn, safeguard the reputation of the sector. The BBRS will play a vital role in making sure this happens. It is a tremendous privilege to be asked to play a part in delivering this major change for the SMEs who are such a critical part of our economy.”

The BBRS is a non-profit organisation set up to resolve disputes between eligible small and medium sized businesses and participating banks. It is currently in a Live Pilot phase ahead of its full launch later in the year.

Media contacts

Portland PR
Press Office: t. +44 207 554 1776 | BBRS@portland-communications.com

Jon McLeod, Director of Communications
Contact: m. +44 777 553 0978 | t. +44 162 973 3883 | e. jon.mcleod@thebbrs.org