Manila Mclean has been appointed as Digital Director by the UK’s leading savings management platform, Newcastle Strategic Solutions.
Manila, who has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, joined Newcastle Building Society’s Tyneside-based technology subsidiary last month after previously working at Tesco Bank as Head of Digital for 10 years.
Manila holds an honours degree in Computer Science and Management Science from the University of Strathclyde, an MBA and is also a Chartered Management Accountant.
She is a certified scrum product owner and has successfully completed the Google Squared Guru programme at the Google Academy in London.
Originally from Glasgow, Manila has worked throughout the UK and Frankfurt and has settled in the North East with her family. Outside of work she is kept busy by her energetic five and two year old children.
Manila, said: “I’m delighted to join Newcastle Strategic Solutions and be part of a great team during such an exciting time of development and growth.
“Digital innovations in all aspects of customers’ lives drives their expectations when engaging with their financial services provider. We have an opportunity to build upon the strong foundations and excellent customer service standards to deliver a digital experience that customers enjoy engaging with, and make their lives that little bit easier.”
Newcastle Strategic Solutions recently announced the addition of 80 jobs, with more expected to be announced over the next year.
Phil Grand, managing director of Newcastle Strategic Solutions, said: “With proven thought leadership and two decades of experience in financial services, we’re delighted to welcome Manila as a vital senior addition to our growing Solutions team. We’re looking forward to working with her to help propel Solutions forward in a competitive industry.”