Executive team

  • Charles McDowell - Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB)

    Charles McDowell

    Managing Director of Specialist Mortgages
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  • Clive Gavin - Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB)

    Clive Gavin

    Chief Risk Officer
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  • David Alcock - Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB)

    David Alcock

    Managing Director of Development Finance
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  • Gillian Gilbert - Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB)

    Gillian Gilbert

    Director of HR
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  • Jenny Davies - Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB)

    Jenny Davies

    Director of Compliance
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  • Matthew Wyles - Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB)

    Matthew Wyles

    Chief Executive Officer
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  • Paul Bartley - Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB)

    Paul Bartley

    Managing Director of Specialist Business Finance
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  • Russ Fitzgerald - Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB)

    Russ Fitzgerald

    Chief Information Officer
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  • Stuart Hulme - Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB)

    Stuart Hulme

    Director of Savings and Marketing
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  • Tim Blackwell - Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB)

    Tim Blackwell

    Chief Financial Officer
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Charles leads our specialist mortgages division which aims to provide best in class solutions to our broker partners and borrowers underpinned by excellent service. Prior to joining the bank, Charles spent four years at Aldermore where he was the Commercial Director of the mortgages division. Charles spent many years in a big four accountancy firm providing accounting and transactional support to a large number of financial services businesses.

Clive joined HTB as Interim CRO in May 2017 and officially became CRO in February 2018. Clive has long experience in banking having spent 36 years at RBS in a huge variety of roles. More recently he spent time at Shawbrook Bank building their risk management and risk appetite frameworks and Aldermore Bank as Head of Enterprise Risk. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

David joined HTB in 2014.  He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, with over 20 years’ experience in residential, mixed-use development and finance.  Having started his career working in property advisory roles for firms including JLL and Allsop, he joined HTB as a founding member of the development finance team.

Gillian joined HTB in March 2019 and leads our human resources capabilities. Gillian has over 20 years’ experience working in both SME and FTSE multinationals across financial services, IT and professional services. Prior to joining HTB, she was Global Head of HR at Allegis Global Solutions. Gillian has also held senior roles at Macquarie Group, RBS and Credit Suisse.

Jenny joined HTB as Director of Compliance in September 2016. Jenny has over twenty years’ experience in financial services, having most recently been Head of Risk and Compliance at Welcome Financial Services Limited. She previously performed roles within operations, internal audit and operational risk over a ten year career with Citi. At HTB, Jenny is responsible for compliance oversight and is the Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

Matthew was appointed as CEO of HTB with effect from 23 April 2018. Prior to joining HTB, Matthew was an Executive Director of Castle Trust Capital plc. From 2007 to 2012, Matthew served as an Executive Director of Nationwide, latterly as Distribution Director where his responsibilities included the branch network, contact centres, Nationwide Financial Solutions and the group’s operations in the intermediary mortgage market. Matthew was the Chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders for two years running in 2009 and 2010.

Paul leads our specialist business finance division and is responsible for building the bank’s proposition across traditional broker asset finance, wholesale finance, structured asset finance and specialist car finance. Paul has a long and distinguished track record in commercial banking, most notably as a founder director and shareholder of Close Leasing between 2007 and 2017. More recently Paul founded and built an innovative and disruptive digital platform in the retail car sales and finance market, FairSquare.com.

Russ leads HTB’s information technology, information security, business change, business intelligence, facilities management and process improvement capabilities.  He has over 20 years’ experience in IT and business change and as a leader of operational and change capabilities. Previously he has performed roles with Nationwide Building Society, Lloyds Banking Group and The Royal Bank of Scotland and has undertaken key consulting assignments both as an independent and working with major consulting firms.

Stuart leads HTB’s Savings business, providing consistently competitive products and award-winning customer service to consumers and businesses. He is also responsible for marketing, communications and customer experience across the bank. Stuart is a specialist in the deposit-taking market, having set up and led a number of savings and retail banking businesses over the past decade.

Tim has over 26 years’ experience in financial services. Most recently, he was IPO Director for the CYBG float following a similar role for TSB. Prior to that he undertook various roles in LBG Group Finance as Group Financial Controller and BP&A Director and as FD of Asset Finance Divisions. Prior to joining LBG, Tim spent many years in big four accountancy firms providing transaction advisory services to a wide range of FS businesses.

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