JOHANNESBURG — Nikki Twomey has stepped down from her role as chief marketing and communication officer at Standard Bank.

Twomey's departure brings a close to a 22-year career at Africa's largest bank. She joined as director of group brand, sponsorship and specialist marketing in 1995, before taking on overall leadership of the marketing function in 2013.

A Standard Bank spokesperson said that Rod Poole, group head of change and business transformation will overseee the role "until a new marketing and communication head is appointed."