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Leo Jones


Head of Charities and Not for Profits

Leo began working with the Charity sector in late 2016 having built a successful career across the retail, commercial and corporate parts of the HSBC business since joining the bank in 2002.

Leo initially supported the sector with areas such as governance, control and risk management in his role as Director of Risk for Charities, including regularly engaging with UK government, the Charity Commission for England & Wales and major charities. Leo was later appointed Head of the Sector for the UK Bank where he is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the business, working closely with relationship teams and specialists to help charitable customers achieve their ambitions in areas of growth, sustainability and furthering their purpose and impact.


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