Hampshire Trust Bank has expanded its ranks by appointing its chairman as well as senior managers for operations and wholesale finance.
Robert Sharpe, currently also chairman of the Bank of Ireland among others, will take the helm of HTB as chairman, taking over from Robert East, who was acting in interim.
Michael Goldwin, formerly operations leader at GE Capital Bank, will be in charge of improving automation and efficiency in the bank’s digital offering as head of operations.
Robert Harris will be tasked with managing the bank’s block discounting business in his role as head of wholesale finance.
In addition to the new hires, Vincenzo Scalzone joined the bank as head of Broker last May, after departing from Shire Leasing.
Sharpe commented: “The building blocks are in place for the next phase for the business. My objective will be to work with the principal stakeholders to continue to build a business of real value over the next few years.”
Harris said: “The challenger banks have been instrumental in moving and disrupting certain parts of the banking market forward after the global financial crisis and HTB is extremely well positioned in this regard to grow its business in its selected markets with a great team and business culture.”