Hampden & Co appoints Caroline Taylor to board

Hampden & Co appoints Caroline Taylor to board

Caroline Taylor

Edinburgh-based private bank Hampden & Co has appointed Caroline Taylor as a non-executive director and chair of the UK private bank’s Remuneration Committee.

Ms Taylor has more than 25 years’ global executive experience in the financial services sector with a background in investment management, including global markets, regulation, and risk management. Ms Taylor, who is also a non-executive director at Brewin Dolphin PLC and Ecclesiastical Insurance Office PLC, spent over a decade with Goldman Sachs, including as Managing Director, and was a Director of The City Women’s Club between 2007 and 2009.

Hampden & Co has strengthened its board over the last twelve months, with recently retired Brewin Dolphin chairman Simon Miller taking up the role of chair at the private bank in May 2020.

Mr Miller, who helped found the bank under its original name, Scoban, in 2010, said of Caroline Taylor’s appointment: “Caroline brings a vast amount of experience and know-how to the board. I know how valuable she will be in guiding Hampden & Co through its next phase of growth.”

Graeme Hartop, Hampden & Co CEO, said: “As we continue to scale the bank in the UK from our offices in Edinburgh and London, it’s paramount that we have a strong, experienced board in place and Caroline brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise.”

Caroline Taylor added: “Hampden & Co has established itself as one of the most dynamic and well-run private banks in the UK and is underpinned by a high-calibre team with an unwavering focus on delivering high and personalised levels of service for clients. I look forward to working alongside Simon, Graeme and the rest of the board in the months and years ahead.”

Hampden & Co is set to report strong financials for 2020, including double-digit growth to its loan and deposit books, when the bank announces its annual results later next month. In August 2020, Hampden & Co reported first-half revenue up to £4.8 million.

Hampden & Co also plans to add select hires to its private banking team during the year, with Mr Hartop adding: “As we grow both deposits and lending, correspondingly we are planning to hire additional talent to our private banking teams in Edinburgh and London.”

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