Ex-Lloyds boss is UK ambassador

Former Lloyds chairman Sir Victor Blank – who oversaw the bank’s troubled merger with HBOS – is to be made a UK business ambassador. Sir Victor is among 32 people due to be appointed, including Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon and former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten. Business ambassadors are unpaid – and use their contacts and experience to promote the UK in overseas markets. Prime Minister David Cameron will confirm the roles as he arrives in China today.