Bank of Communications UK has appointed Keith Dixey to head its trade finance origination business.

Dixey joins from ANZ, where he was director of transaction banking, Europe, since 2008. Before that he held the positions of director, structured trade and commodity finance at Barclays and head of commercial banking at Belgolaise Bank.

Bank of Communications UK’s CEO, John Liu, says: “The bank needed a veteran business originator in the trade finance field and therefore Keith was appointed. We welcome Keith’s joining and believe he will help build a good foundation for Bank of Communications’ long term trade finance related business strategy in London.”

Bank of Communications UK was established in 2011 as the first overseas commercial banking subsidiary of the parent bank in Shanghai. It aims to support China-UK bilateral trade relations.