LLOYDS Bank has appointed a long-serving employee to the role of senior manager, premier banking.

Jonathan Bugbird has over 30 years’ experience in banking, all with Lloyds Banking Group, most recently as senior manager for corporate banking.

In his new role Mr Bugbird, 49, will be responsible for nine premier managers across the Channel Islands and Isle of Man. An Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, he will also ensure that excellent levels of customer service are met whilst overseeing the development and growth of the premier banking team.

Michael Chaytor, Head of Retail Banking, Lloyds Bank, welcomed Jonathan to his new role: ‘Jonathan has over 20 years’ of managerial experience across a wide range of roles within the Group. Combined with his proven customer service ethos and considerable relationship management skills, Jonathan is an asset to Lloyds and we are delighted to welcome him to his new role.’

Mr Bugbird is looking forward to meeting new customers and consolidating relationships with existing customers.

‘To meet and exceed customers’ expectations, I am going to be responsible for building a strong premier banking team that offers a seamless service across the Channel Islands and Isle of Man. I am delighted to take on this diverse role and be given the opportunity to revitalise the bank’s premier banking service,’ he said.

Mr Bugbird, who is married with three children, is chairman of local charity Brighter Futures. He has lived in Jersey for seven years and is originally from Reigate.