Prior to taking up this new role, Lee was Head of Large Corporate for the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland where he was responsible for providing specialist banking services to UK businesses across all the key industries.

Since joining Barclays in 1988, Lee has developed extensive lending experience whilst working in relationship and debt finance teams as well as holding a number of leadership roles across the North of England, including running the Corporate and Business Banking teams looking after clients from start-ups to public limited companies across the North East & Yorkshire region.

Commenting on his appointment, Lee Collinson said: “The UK manufacturing sector is, and always has been, renowned for producing quality goods from all across the UK so for me it’s an exciting opportunity to take the helm of our national specialist manufacturing, transport and logistics industry team as we continue to support and serve our clients. I look forward to working with the team as we focus on providing outstanding service and delivering more innovative ways to assist our clients as we work to help them achieve their goals.”

Lee replaces Helena Sans who has moved to another senior position within Barclays Corporate Banking.