NWM appoints Kirk Wylie from State Street as Head of Technology for Financing & Risk Solutions

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18 June 2019

NatWest Markets has appointed Silicon Valley veteran, Kirk Wylie, as Head of Financing & Risk Solutions Technology, where he will lead on the further digitisation of the business. He joins from State Street, where he served as EMEA Head of Architecture and Global Head of Application Platform services.

Mr Wylie is due to take up the position on Monday 17 June and will also lead the Agile Adoption practice across NatWest Markets Technology. He has repeatedly been named in the ‘Fintech Top 40’, Institutional Investor’s ‘Tech 50’, and as one of Business Insider’s '50 Coolest People in UK Technology'.

Commenting on the appointment, John Smith, Chief Information Officer at NatWest Markets, said:
“This is a significant hire not only for my team, but for our bank as a whole. I’m thrilled that Kirk has agreed to join us at this exciting time for the organisation. We’re doing some really transformative work, and Kirk will play a leading role in it." 

Kirk Wylie added:
“NatWest Markets is undergoing a bold technology transformation and I’m hugely excited to be a part of it. I’m delighted to join a tech team full of quality people, dedicated to solving customer needs with new technology.”