Hampshire Trust Bank makes senior appointments

17th February 2017

Hampshire Trust Bank has made two senior appointment ins the past month. Chris Forsyth joins as Chief Operating Officer and Jon Maycock as Managing Director of Asset Finance.

In his Executive role, Forsyth has responsibility for technology, change management, human resources and the bank’s savings business. Prior to joining, Forsyth fulfilled various roles within Investec, most recently as COO of the bank’s private client and corporate lending activities. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and a South African Chartered Accountant, having completed his professional training with EY (formerly Ernst & Young).

Mark Sismey-Durrant, Chief Executive Officer at Hampshire Trust Bank, said: “Chris is a welcome addition to our experienced Executive team. Having achieved significant growth since the bank’s relaunch in 2014, we are now moving into the next phase of our development. We will continue to invest in our systems and our people to further strengthen our position as a specialist bank.”

Maycock will focus on enhancing both the broker and block discounting channels. This will involve continued investment in IT systems and broadening the bank’s proposition to the broker market, while exploring new opportunities to grow the Asset Finance business in line with Hampshire Trust Bank’s strategy.  Prior to joining Hampshire Trust Bank, Maycock was Commercial Director, Asset Finance, at Aldermore Bank. He previously fulfilled a number of roles at GE Capital.

Mark Sismey-Durrant, Chief Executive Office at Hampshire Trust Bank, said: “We have established a successful Asset Finance business and Jon’s appointment will help us take the next steps in terms of exploring new opportunities in the sector. Jon has extensive experience across many facets of the broker and block markets and is a welcome addition to the Executive team.”