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Virgin Money today announces the appointment of Syreeta Brown as Group Chief People and Communications Officer, with effect from 22 November 2021.

Syreeta joins Virgin Money from Citi, where she spent 11 years in a number of HR roles, the most recent of which was Managing Director, Head of HR for Global Functions, Operations and Technology, and led the HR strategy for 20,000 employees across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Syreeta brings with her a wealth of experience in cultural transformation, talent development and in building a workforce that is fit for the future. In addition, Syreeta has hands-on, senior-level experience embedding a digital agenda within a major financial services business. Prior to her time at Citi, Syreeta worked at BT Group for 11 years in a number of senior roles.

Syreeta holds an Executive Masters in HR leadership and completed the HR Executive Programme at University of Michigan. She won ‘Leader in Financial Services’ category at the 2018 Black British Business Awards.

Syreeta Brown said: “It’s a hugely exciting time to be joining Virgin Money, as it launches a compelling new package for colleagues that reflects its modern and progressive outlook. I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to the great work already underway to embed a digital-first culture across the organisation as Virgin Money accelerates its growth agenda.”

David Duffy, Virgin Money CEO, said: “Syreeta’s experience, particularly in cultural transformation and on the digital agenda, will bring huge benefits as we enter our new phase of digital growth, supported by our talented and empowered workforce that is set up for the post-covid environment.”