Western Union Business Solutions, a unit of the Western Union Company and a leader in global payment services, today announced the promotion of Christina Hamilton to UK Managing Director.
Prior to this appointment, Hamilton spent two years as Director of Client Relations for Western Union Business Solutions. During her time in this role she was responsible for the entire UK corporate client portfolio, and was actively engaged with public bodies in championing financing and business support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Hamilton has more than 15 years' corporate and commercial experience within the financial services industry heading up both client-facing and operational units. Before joining Western Union Business Solutions in October 2012, Hamilton spent two years as Head of Relationship Management at Capita Asset Services and has also held senior leadership roles at UBS and Citigroup.
Commenting on her appointment, Christina Hamilton said: "Western Union Business Solutions works in partnership with its clients and helps companies that operate abroad grow their business opportunities. Our priority is to ensure that our UK clients have the right knowledge and tools at hand to enable them to compete in the global marketplace. With the UK's economy heading towards recovery, now is the time to help SMEs access the resources they need in order to grow.
"I am very excited by this opportunity and I look forward to advancing our UK business to help our customers compete on an international scale."
As UK Managing Director, Hamilton will be responsible for all of Western Union Business Solutions in the UK, whose clients include pension providers, professional financial institutions, law firms and universities. Hamilton's predecessor, Jonathan Rees, has moved to head up Western Union Business Solutions in North America.
Hamilton lives in London, where Western Union Business Solutions is headquartered, and has an MBA from Moore School of Business, part of the University of South Carolina. Her role is effective immediately.