HSBC Appoints New Chief Communications Officer

HSBC has appointed McKinsey’s comms director Steve John as group chief communications officer.  John will take over from Malcolm Wallis, who has been interim comms chief since long-serving group chief communications officer Pierre Goad retired at the end of June.  John is global director of communications, brand and marketing at McKinsey & Company, where he has led a global team focused on corporate and internal communications, media relations, corporate affairs, digital and social and societal impact.  He has previously been global director of communications at Bupa and director of corporate affairs for PepsiCo UK and Ireland.