Bill Nowicki has been appointed head of transaction sales for financial institutions at Standard Chartered giving up his role as head of commercial banking operations for the wholesale bank. He takes over the sales role from Tim Hinton who moves on to take charge of global shared service centres, still based in Singapore.

Nowicki's old role is being assumed by John Ball who is currently head of global markets operations.

Nowicki has been with Standard Chartered since 1996. In his old role he was responsible for the bank's trade, cash, lending and custody operations globally, helping the bank to develop and implement a multi-business and multi-geography processing operation designed to improve efficiencies. Prior to this he spent two years in charge of global trade services and another two years in New York as head of service delivery for the US.

"Bill's solid expertise in operations and service delivery will definitely be an asset in this role," says Andy Charlton, global head of financial institutions and Nowicki's new boss. "Throughout his time at Standard Chartered, Bill has continually been advocating initiatives that enhance overall client service excellence, ensuring that all internal operational processes are aligned to meet client needs quickly and efficiently. We are confident that his leadership, experience and understanding of all aspects of transaction banking will add enormous value to our partnership with our clients."

Nowicki will also report to Tom O'Donnell, the bank's global head of transaction sales.