Hampden & Co Chairman Entwistle to retire

Ray Entiwstle

Hampden & Co has announced today that its founding Chairman, Ray Entwistle, intends to step down from their board later in the year.

Mr Entwistle moved to Scotland in 1977 to set up Lloyds Bank’s first branch in Edinburgh.

He had previously chaired Adam & Company before deciding to set up a new private bank in 2010, which then launched as Hampden & Co in 2015 with offices in Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square, and in Mayfair in London.

“I was being described as a ‘veteran banker’ in the media before Hampden & Co even opened”, Mr Entwistle said. “This past three years have been exciting, fuelled by clients who continue to write to me to say what a pleasure it is to have found a bank that acts with decency and integrity. I will continue to be involved with Hampden & Co, as we become the most respected private bank in the United Kingdom. The new Chairperson will bring new energy to the development of our mission to create ‘The Private Bank for the 21st Century”.

Hampden & Co’s CEO Graeme Hartop said: “Ray has been instrumental and inspirational in the set-up of Hampden & Co and we would not be where we are today without his vision and tenacity. I am delighted that he will continue to be involved in his role as Founder”.

The selection of Ray’s successor will be led by Senior Independent Director, Alex Hammond-Chambers. Alex is the former Executive Chairman of Investment Management firm Ivory & Sime.

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