An accountant by training, Hall has almost 15 years of experience in corporate communications within financial services. Having originally joined Northern Rock within the Investor Relations team, the University of Leeds graduate subsequently moved into the broader corporate comms team looking after media relations, public affairs and internal communications, before becoming part of Virgin Money following its acquisition of Northern Rock in 2012.

Based at the company’s operational headquarters in Gosforth, the team has responsibility for all PR activity for Virgin Money as it continues to grow and challenge the larger players in the industry. Much of the team’s focus is on building profile and awareness of Virgin Money’s innovative approach to banking and supporting the needs of a listed business, having successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange at the end of 2014.