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Robert Sharpe
Robert Sharpe
Chairman

Robert has a wealth of experience in the retail banking sector. In addition to Hampshire Trust Bank, Robert is currently Chairman of Bank of Ireland (UK) plc, Al Rayan Bank plc and Honeycomb Investment Trust plc. He has previously held a number of other Board positions in the UK and the Middle East since retiring as an Executive Director at companies including Vaultex Limited (a JV between HSBC and Barclays), Aldermore Bank plc, Barclays Pension Trustees Limited, LSL Properties plc, George Wimpey plc. Robert's previous roles include Chief Executive of Portman Building Society.

Matthew Wyles
Matthew Wyles
Chief Executive Officer

Matthew was appointed as CEO of Hampshire Trust Bank with effect from 23 April 2018. Prior to joining Hampshire Trust Bank, 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.

Tim Blackwell
Tim Blackwell
Chief Financial Officer

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 4 Accountancy Firms providing transaction advisory services to a wide range of FS businesses.

Robert East
Robert East
Independent Non-Executive Director

Robert is an Independent Non-Executive Director and chairs the Risk Committee. He was Chief Executive of Cattles Limited, a consumer finance company, where he led the restructuring and wind down of its operations, from 2010 to 2016. He was formerly Chief Risk Officer of Absa, the South African subsidiary of Barclays. Robert’s career of more than 30 years with Barclays included a number of senior roles in commercial and retail banking. He is a director of Welcome Financial Services Limited and Chairman of Skipton Building Society. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Jamie Drummond Smith FCA
Jamie Drummond Smith FCA
Independent Non-Executive Director

Jamie is an Independent Non-Executive Director and chairs the Audit Committee. He is a Chartered Accountant and spent 25 years with Deloitte where he was a Partner in the Corporate Finance division. After leaving Deloitte, Jamie took two full time roles as Finance Director, first with Barbon Insurance Group Limited and then with Cattles plc, where he remains a non-executive director. He is also chairman of the Audit Committee of Arthur J Gallagher (UK) Limited.

Dominic Slade
Dominic Slade
Non-Executive Director

Dominic is a Non-Executive Director and is also the Managing Partner of Alchemy. Dominic joined Alchemy in 1998, became a Partner in 2001 and was elected Managing Partner in 2009. Previously in investment banking at UBS, Dominic has a degree in Social & Political Sciences, an MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge and an MBA from Harvard.

Alex Leicester
Alex Leicester
Non-Executive Director

Alex is a Non-Executive Director and is also a Partner at Alchemy. Alex joined Alchemy in 2007 and became a Partner in 2011. Previously with Deloitte, Alex has a degree in Mathematics from Oxford and is a Chartered Accountant.

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