A trained economist with 20 years’ experience in corporate affairs, Elliott is responsible for employee and external comms including media, sustainability, government relations and public policy. Leading a team of five (plus agency support) from MBNA’s Chester HQ, Elliott is also a member of the company’s leadership team.

Elliott’s team has recently been involved in publicising MBNA’s take-up of Apple Pay, making it the first financial company with a Northern base to do so. The team managed to secure a mention in 90% of the service’s launch coverage.

Prior to MBNA, Elliott held a raft of senior comms roles at the likes of Lloyds Bank, BP, RBS, Standard Life and Levi Strauss & Co, as well as the unenviable task of handling media relations during HBOS’s bail-out in the 2008 financial crash.

When not out on his bike, the father of three dabbles in languages – French, German, Russian, Dutch, Chinese and Spanish, to name but six.