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Mark Sismey-Durrant
Mark Sismey-Durrant
Chief Executive Officer

Mark was appointed CEO of Hampshire Trust in January 2012 having previously been CEO of Sun Bank and Heritable Bank. He helped transform the bank from a small start up to a profitable specialist bank, leading a management buyout with the backing of Alchemy in 2014. Mark has a wealth of experience at Board level in retail and commercial banking. He represents specialist banks on the Board of trade body UK Finance, is Middle Warden of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and is a Council member and Chair of Audit at Loughborough University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the RSA.

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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