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June 21, 2024
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Metro Bank finance chief steps down after less than two years


Metro Bank’s finance director is leaving, becoming the fourth director to quit the board since the rescue of the embattled bank last October by Jaime Gilinski Bacal, the Colombian billionaire.

Metro said James Hopkinson had agreed with the board to step down as a director with immediate effect and would leave the business this quarter after a handover period.

Cristina Alba Ochoa, a former director of OakNorth Bank, has been appointed as his interim successor and a search for a permanent replacement has begun, Metro announced.

The departure follows a major clear-out of the Metro board in December, with three non-executive directors, Anne Grim, Ian Henderson and Monique Melis, all leaving. Among the more recent arrivals is Dorita Gilinski, Gilinski Bacal’s daughter, who co-led



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