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Tuesday 9th March 2021

08:30 - 09:45

Weald Business Network

Launch Event

Guest Speaker


André van Zijl​

Area Director, South Region, Metro Bank

"Innovation in banking  & support to the local business community"

Event Host

Steve Paul

Leadership Coach & Business Consultant

This event will be held online via Zoom

"A new format for business networking"

* Guest speaker presentation

* Speaker Q & A

* Topic-based breakout sessions

* Moderated follow-up session

+ Attendee contact details

+ Podcast of speaker presentation and Q & A

+ Podcast of follow-up session summary

André van Zijl​

Andre is a 4th generation banker who having spent his youth and early part of his banking career in South Africa, moved to the UK in 2002 with his wife Tish. Tish is currently doing a great job for the NHS.


Andre, Tish and then Jared decided on a radical career move ending up in Qatar where Andre started the SME banking operation for Qatar National Bank. Megan was then born in Doha, shortly before the family moved to Kuwait. When in Kuwait, Andre was approached by the IFC (World Bank) to support them on various Customer Relationship Management banking projects across the globe. These projects have taken Andre to Lebanon, UAE, Malaysia, Kenya to name but a few.


Andre then decided to return to the UK and is now an Area Director for Metro Bank, looking after Kent which includes, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Canterbury and Ashford.


Outside of work, Andre loves his sport… all kinds of sport! In these current times, where there are not rugby matches to referee, you may find Andre Mountain biking at Bedgebury.