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Silicon Valley Bank names Phil Cox chief operations officer

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Staff Writer | Santa Clara, Ca., USA |
Silicon Valley BankSilicon Valley Bank appointed Phil Cox as new COO and Erin Platts as new head of EMEA and president of the UK Branch, pending UK regulatory approval.
Their new roles will be effective April 1, 2019.

Phil Cox is SVB's current Head of EMEA and President of the UK Branch.

Mr. Cox joined SVB in London in August 2009 to lead the establishment of SVB's UK Branch and oversee the bank's other EMEA based lending businesses, including Israel.

Prior to joining SVB, Mr. Cox was the Head of Commercial Banking at Bank of Scotland in London, a division of Lloyds Banking Group.

He was with the NatWest/RBS Group for 23 years prior to Bank of Scotland.

Mr. Cox is both ACIB (Chartered Institute of Bankers) and AMCT (Corporate Treasurers) qualified.

He will be replaced by Erin Platts, a 14 year veteran of SVB who most recently has served as Head of Relationship Banking for Europe.

Erin Platts is currently Head of Relationship Banking, Europe for SVB.

Having originally joined SVB's Boston office in 2004 and transitioned to the UK office in 2007, Ms. Platts is a well-connected and active champion of the global innovation economy.

Her appointment to the new role is subject to UK regulatory approval and until such time Mr. Cox will continue to have overall responsibility for the UK Branch.


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