BoI names new head of specialised finance

Bank of Ireland has appointed Adrian Sainsbury as head of global specialised finance. He will be based in London and will have responsibility for asset based lending, media finance, healthcare, shipping and general UK Corporate business.

Sainsbury joins Bank of Ireland from Royal Bank of Scotland where he was managing director of domestic banking services within UK corporate banking and a member of the UK corporate banking board. Prior to that, he was head of the business banking debt products team at Barclays. He has also been managing director of the invoice finance divisions of both Barclays and RBS.