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Monument appoints new chief of staff

Craig Blackburn takes over the role six months after former chief of staff Anita Maclean joined.

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Monument has appointed Craig Blackburn as its new chief of staff.

Taking over from Anita Maclean, who started at Monument in September, Blackburn has been brought on board to drive company-wide progress at the UK-based neobank focused on mass affluent clients.

He will support the company as it accelerates its scale-up in the UK, following Dubai Investments acquiring a 9 per cent equity stake in the bank in January.

“[Blackburn’s] role will be central to maintaining the momentum we’ve built to date as we focus on scaling up and launching innovative solutions to serve the mass affluent community and firmly establish our position in the market,” Monument CEO Ian Rand said.

Blackburn most recently worked at Estel Property Group as chief operating officer, and prior to that was chief of staff at the ministry of defence after holding a number of senior roles in the Royal Navy, including chief operating officer and chief of staff.

Monument has reached an inflection point in its journey, and I’m excited to be joining as the Bank goes from strength to strength and continues to grow its offering to serve the mass affluent community, who have for too long been overlooked,” Blackburn said.

The neobank launched new member services in February, with the aim of giving mass affluent clients and their families access to services that “promote prosperity”

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