Investor Relations

Working together for the long term

Hampden & Co is an independent private bank, established by a team of experienced bankers who understand that many successful people still require a very personal banking service which is harder to find in the marketplace today. Our vision, to become the most respected Private Bank in the UK, is shared by our investors, who are working with us to create a sustainable, exceptional bank.

On September 25 2018, our founding Chairman, Ray Entwistle OBE stepped down from our Board and into his role as “Founder”. We are currently going through a process to select a successor for Ray. Our Deputy Chairman Alan Hughes has taken on the role of interim Chairman until a new Chairman is appointed.

Following his departure from XL Catlin Ltd, one of Hampden & Co’s cornerstone shareholders, at the time of the take-over by AXA, Paul Jardine stepped down from his role as Non-Executive Director on the Hampden & Co Board with effect from 1 October 2018. A selection process is underway for a new Non-Executive Director from AXA XL.

Executive Directors

Greame Hartop
Graeme Hartop
Graeme Hartop
Chief Executive

Graeme is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Banker with over 25 years’ experience in the banking industry. He was Head of Finance at Adam & Company before joining Scottish Widows Bank in 1993 as Finance & Operations Director and where he became Managing Director in 2003. Graeme joined Hampden & Co in 2013. He was a Council member at the Chartered Banker Institute and Vice-President from 2007 to 2010.

Andy Mulligan
Andy Mulligan
Andy Mulligan
Finance Director

Andrew is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 10 years’ experience in the banking industry. After qualifying, he started his career in finance with Scottish & Newcastle plc, before joining the Royal Bank of Scotland Group in 2004. He became Finance Director of Adam & Company in 2006 and joined Hampden & Co in 2011.

Senior Management Team

Stuart Alexander
Stuart Alexander
Stuart Alexander
Chief Operating Officer

As a member of the Senior Management team, Stuart is a Chartered Banker and Fellow of the Chartered Banker Institute with over 35 years’ experience in the banking profession, working initially for Clydesdale Bank, before joining Adam & Company in 1987 where he was Operations Director and Company Secretary. After a short period with Bank of New York, he joined Hampden & Co in 2011.

Alison Inverarity
Alison Inverarity
Alison Inverarity
Chief Risk Officer

Alison is also a member of the Senior Management team, and is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in the banking industry. She was previously part of the senior team that established Scottish Widows Bank where she became Head of Business Risk. Alison joined Hampden & Co in 2014.

Jeremy Vaughan
Jeremy Vaughan
Jeremy Vaughan
Managing Director, Banking

Jeremy leads the banking team for Hampden & Co, ensuring that the team deliver exceptional service, as well as looking after clients himself. 

Jeremy started his career with NatWest in 1980, before joining Hill Samuel Bank in 1989. In 1997, he moved to Adam & Company where he was a Banking Director until 2013, when he joined Hampden & Co. He has, for many years, looked after a considerable number of clients involved in the art and antique sectors. 

Outside of banking, Jeremy is a Trustee of the St James’s Conservation Trust.

Jeremy has a keen interest in most things relating to cars.

Non-Executive Directors

Alan Hughes
Alan Hughes
Alan Hughes
Interim Chairman

Alan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Financial Services and has spent most of his career with HSBC where he was responsible for the introduction of the HSBC name in the UK. He was Chief Executive of First Direct Bank and ran other significant subsidiaries of HSBC until 2004 since when he has held a variety of non-executive directorships and has served in higher education, as well as the public sector. He joined Hampden & Co in 2014.

Alex H C
Alex Hammond-Chambers
Alex Hammond-Chambers
Senior Independent Director

Alex is an experienced financial services professional. He worked for 27 years at the investment management firm, Ivory & Sime, ending up as Executive Chairman. He also served as the overseas governor of the National Association of Securities Dealers, which ran the NASDAQ, and as chairman of the Association of Investment Companies. Since retiring from Ivory & Sime, he has served as a director of many companies, mainly but not exclusively, investment companies. He joined Hampden & Co in 2010 and is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Vicky Kubitscheck
Vicky Kubitscheck
Vicky Kubitscheck
Non-Executive Director

Vicky is a specialist in risk governance with over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, leading and establishing systems of risk management and governance in an evolving regulatory environment. She was most recently a member of the Executive at Police Mutual Group as Chief Risk Officer and Compliance Director, having held similar senior roles at AEGON UK and AXA UK. She is also a board adviser, an author and President of the Insurance Internal Audit Group.  Vicky joined Hampden & Co in 2014 and is Chair of the Risk Committee.

Charlie Oliver
Charlie Oliver
Charlie Oliver
Non-Executive Director

Charlie practised as a solicitor with Barlow Lyde Gilbert and Charles Russell between 1993 and 2003, specialising in company commercial and (re)insurance law. In 2003 he joined the Hampden Group as General Counsel and now deals with transactional matters on behalf of the Group. Charlie joined Hampden & Co in 2016.

Peter Sparkes
Peter Sparkes
Peter Sparkes
Non-Executive Director

Peter is an experienced Finance Director who has held senior roles in industry across the world. He is fluent in English and Mandarin and, together with financial skills acquired over a period of more than 25 years, Peter brings experience in a wide range of other areas, including Information Technology, business planning, project management and strategic acumen. Peter now runs Corvus Management Services Ltd, a Management and Consulting Company based in Hong Kong which provides family management services. Peter joined Hampden & Co in 2015.

The Hampden & Co name

Our relationship with the Hampden Group extends over several years, when synergies between Scoban PLC (our founding name) and the Hampden Group could be seen. The Hampden name was felt to embrace the importance of the London based Lloyd’s members’ agency, as well as having a strong resonance in Scotland.

The Hampden group took its name from John Hampden who was a Westminster politician reputed to have been influential in preventing King Charles I from invading Scotland, and was killed in battle in 1643. His name was also adopted for the area in which the Scottish national football stadium, Hampden Park, is located.

Shareholders

Hampden & Co has around 350 shareholders, the largest of whom is a Private Family Office. Other major shareholders include the Hampden Group, XL Catlin Group Ltd and Drake Enterprises A.G.

Financials

Our annual results summarise our financial performance for the previous year, and provide strategic commentary on the direction of the business. 

Pillar 3

Pillar 3 Disclosure 

Articles of Association

Our constitution is set out in our Articles of Association, which details how the company is run, governed and owned.