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Posted on February 23, 2017 by staff

Atom bank pioneer given prestigious Newcastle Uni role

The founder and chairman of Atom, the UK’s first bank built exclusively for mobile, has been appointed as Newcastle University Business School’s new Goldman Visiting Professor.

Anthony Thomson replaces Harry Swan in the prestigious role, and will deliver a series of public lectures, while also overseeing a cohort of students.

He will also be working alongside MBA students on a business case competition, where students will be asked to consider global challenges that could affect Atom Bank.

Thomson told Bdaily: “I was honoured to be invited to become the David Goldman Visiting Professor for 2017/18.

“Being originally from the North East, I am very proud of the contribution that the region makes to national and global innovation, enterprise and education, and I look forward to helping the business school develop the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.”

His first and his first public appearance for the university will be the annual David Goldman Lecture: ‘Innovation, enterprise and a car in a field full of horses’, on March 15.