HSBC appoints digital and data head

Paul Clark will take up a newly created role as global head of data and digital with HSBC from 1 January.
By Paul Walsh
HSBC has appointed Paul Clark to the newly created role as global head of data and digital at HSBC securities services (HSS).

Clark, who will start his new role on 1 January, will be based in London and report to John Van Verre, global head of custody, HSS.

The new role aims to combine the existing activities of the head of eCommerce, with new initiatives in the data and digital space.

Clark will represent HSS and liaise with peers in group data and digital initiatives.

He will also be responsible for the data and digital strategy in HSS, working with key stakeholders and additionally managing the eCommerce product function.

Clark has worked in HSS for 12 years, in a number of roles, including leading the HSS Middle-Office programme throughout its five-year implementation and most recently change management and delivery, where he is currently the portfolio director responsible for the middle-office, custody, treasury and eCommerce product set.

Prior to joining HSBC, Clark held various business change related roles in organisations such as National Australia Bank in Melbourne, and Gartmore Fund Managers in London.