Pat Burke to head HSBC in the United States

HSBC’S US arm will be run by Pat Burke from November, the bank said yesterday. The 52-year-old is taking over from Irene Dorner, who has spent 32 years at HSBC. Incoming chief executive Burke has spent the last four years in charge of the US consumer finance division, a position he took in 2010 from Niall Booker, who now runs the Co-op Bank.