Royal Bank of Scotland has temporarily handed Katie Murray its top finance job while it decides who to appoint to the role permanently.
The change comes after Ewen Stevenson, its chief financial officer and a former Credit Suisse investment banker, surprised the City by resigning in May to join HSBC.
Ms Murray, 49, the deputy finance director, is well regarded internally and seen as a possible candidate to permanently replace Mr Stevenson. She was brought in by him three years ago, having previously been finance director for Old Mutual Emerging Markets, based in Johannesburg, between 2011 and 2015.
Ms Murray, right, has led some big projects for RBS, including a restructure to ringfence its retail bank and its pledge in April to pay £3.5 billion…