Banking Team

Our Private Bankers all have many years' experience working with High Net Worth clients. They provide support to a broad range of clients, many of whom have never experienced private banking before. They aim to provide a service which their clients would describe as exceptional. To help ensure a complete focus on service none of our bankers have any sales incentives. The phone numbers for our bankers are included in their profiles below, please do give any of them a call, or get in touch and we will ask a banker to get back to you. You can also see details of our Executive team and our Board on our investor relations page.

London

Jeremy Vaughan
Jeremy Vaughan
Jeremy Vaughan
Managing Director, Banking

Jeremy leads the banking team for Hampden & Co, ensuring that the team deliver exceptional service, as well as looking after clients himself. 

Jeremy started his career with NatWest in 1980, before joining Hill Samuel Bank in 1989. In 1997, he moved to Adam & Company where he was a Banking Director until 2013, when he joined Hampden & Co. He has, for many years, looked after a considerable number of clients involved in the art and antique sectors. 

Outside of banking, Jeremy is a Trustee of the St James’s Conservation Trust.

Jeremy has a keen interest in most things relating to cars.

Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Head of Banking Management - London

Andrew works with Caroline to lead the London Banking team. He started working in banking in 1985, and has held a variety of senior management roles, latterly with Duncan Lawrie Private banking where he led the private banking department. Previously to that he managed the private banking team at Butterfield Private Bank.

He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and holds the Private Client Investment Advice & Management qualification. When he gets some free time he enjoys a game of golf with his teenage son.

Caroline Primrose
Caroline Primrose
Caroline Primrose
Head of Banking - London

Caroline is responsible for the banking team that is based in London and supports clients across England and Wales.

Caroline specialises in providing banking support for property, agriculture and landed estates. She started her career with the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation in 1990, before joining Adam & Company in 1997. She joined Hampden & Co in 2014.

Caroline is an accomplished horse rider and she regularly competes at eventing around the UK.

Stephen Buckland
Stephen Buckland
Stephen Buckland
Banking Director

Stephen is a very experienced Private Banker, with clients who are senior executives, entrepreneurs, professionals and charities. Before Stephen started in banking he travelled the world as a tea taster, following which he joined Camellia in 1997, with his last 12 years spent with their Private Banking subsidiary Duncan Lawrie. He is an Associate of the Institute of Financial Services. Stephen joined Hampden & Co in 2017.

Stephen holds a MBA, a BSc (Hons) in Financial Services as well as a Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice.

Stephen is married with three grown up children. He is a qualified pilot, as well as a keen cricketer and golfer.

Matt Dobson
Matt Dobson
Matt Dobson
Banking Director

Matt is an experienced Private Banker having built strong relationships with clients at both Natwest Private banking which he joined in 2002 and over the last 12 years at Coutts & Co.  He has knowledge and experience of advising a diverse range of clients including Executives, Entrepreneurs and Property Professionals on both their banking requirements and regulated mortgage advice.  Matthew joined Hampden & Co in 2018.

Matthew holds a BSC (Hons) in Business Management as well as the Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice and also the Certificate in Advanced Mortgage Advice.

Matt is married with two young children. He loves travel having backpacked around the world when younger and most sports but in recent years has taken a keen interest in gardening!

Samantha Dunne
Samantha Dunne
Samantha Dunne
Banking Director

Samantha is a highly experienced Private Client Banker, including having worked with many individuals from the art and antique professions. She started her career with Child & Co in 1989, and then moved to the Royal Bank of Scotland in 1998 before joining Adam & Company in 2004. She joined Hampden & Co in 2014.

When away from work, Samantha enjoys health, fitness and entertaining.

Alistair Hazell
Alastair Hazell
Alastair Hazell
Banking Director

Alastair is a highly experienced Private Banker, having started his career with NatWest in 1975, and building a specialism in the legal sector since he moved to their Chancery lane branch in 1992. He subsequently worked at Coutts and Ansbacher before he joined Hampden & Co in 2016.

Anne Filkins
Anne Filkins
Anne Filkins
Banking Director

Anne is a highly experienced Private Banker. Having started her career with NatWest on their management training scheme, she moved to C Hoare and Co two years later. She then spent over thirty years taking care of an eclectic portfolio of clients from authors & actors, via entrepreneurs and landed estates to solicitors & silversmiths. Anne prides herself on building trusted personal banking relationships with her clients, working with their teams over generations and has looked after children of the clients she began her career with.

Away from work Anne can be found watching her beloved Saracens playing rugby or tending her precious garden. In her spare time she loves the theatre and to indulge her cats and godchildren, although not necessarily in that order. Not so well known - she is a bit of a foodie and a demon Sloe Gin maker. This accompanies her and her husband to all of those rugby games.

James Munro
James Munro
James Munro
Associate Banking Director

James is an Associate Director within the London banking team. James joined Hampden & Co in 2014 in the run up to the bank’s launch in 2015 and has worked in both the Edinburgh and London offices. Before James started in banking he combined studying at The University of Leeds with playing professional rugby. James is both a Chartered Banker and CEMAP qualified.

Outside work, James continues to play rugby along with cricket, squash and the bagpipes.

Edinburgh

Greame Hartop
Graeme Hartop
Graeme Hartop
Chief Executive

Graeme is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Banker with over 25 years’ experience in the banking industry. He was Head of Finance at Adam & Company before joining Scottish Widows Bank in 1993 as Finance & Operations Director and where he became Managing Director in 2003. Graeme joined Hampden & Co in 2013. He was a Council member at the Chartered Banker Institute and Vice-President from 2007 to 2010.

Mark Prentice
Mark Prentice
Mark Prentice
Head of Banking - Scotland

Mark is responsible for leading the banking team that covers Scotland and Northern Ireland, ensuring that we maintain the highest standards of service for our Scottish and Northern Irish clients. He started in the banking industry in 1983, and has gained experience through a range of UK and international banking groups. He was latterly with Lloyds Bank, where he was Head of Corporate Banking, Scotland. Mark is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. He joined Hampden & Co in 2017, and as well as leading the Scotland team provides expert support for particularly complex banking arrangements and supporting clients who have a commercial need.

Mark describes himself as a keen, if largely talentless golfer, and we believe he is the only member of Hampden & Co to have a full bus driving licence.

David Bell
David Bell
David Bell
Banking Director

David is a highly experienced banker, with particular expertise in arranging commercial property finance. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, having started his banking career with Bank of Scotland in 1968, before moving to Alliance & Leicester in 2005. He took the opportunity to return to Edinburgh by taking up a role with The Co-operative Bank in 2008 before joining Hampden & Co in 2016.

David is a pillar of the Scottish rugby community having played for Selkirk for 14 years, before moving to coaching, including spells with the Scotland student team, Selkirk and Edinburgh Academy.

Duncan Buchanan Banking Director
Duncan Buchanan
Duncan Buchanan
Banking Director

Duncan has been in Banking since 1995, working across multiple roles and institutions, he specialised in Private Banking 15 years ago, supporting clients of Bank of Scotland Private and the wider Lloyds Banking Group.    

More recently his focus has been in helping  both High Net Worth and Corporate clients with their complex borrowing requirements. This was achieved during a period of economic uncertainty and an ever-changing regulatory environment.  Duncan joined Hampden & Co in 2018, and continues to specialise in working with clients who have unusual or complex borrowing needs.

 

In his spare time he loves training for, and competing in, cycling time trials around the country, walking in the Lake District and growing veg in his (surprisingly successful) garden.

George Grierson
George Grierson
George Grierson
Banking Director

As well as significant banking experience George has also spent time working in other areas including private enterprise, public sector and charities . He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland with over 33 years banking experience with Lloyds TSB Scotland, including five years leading their Private Client business. He joined Hampden & Co in 2017.

Outside work, George's family keep him busy, and he enjoys travelling and the occasional game of golf.

Greame Morris
Graeme Morris
Graeme Morris
Banking Director

Graeme is a highly experienced banker, having worked with private clients in Edinburgh, London and Glasgow. He started his career in Private Banking with Adam & Co in 1992 and joined Hampden & Co in 2016. This breadth of private client experience has given Graeme familiarity with the banking requirements of individuals from different backgrounds and professions, and their many diverse needs. Graeme has clients throughout Scotland, but particularly supports individuals based in and around Aberdeen. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Graeme enjoys running and has completed the Edinburgh and London marathons, as part of an ongoing pursuit of physical fitness, as well as also taking a keen interest in travel and history.

Gillian Dobson
Gillian Dobson
Gillian Dobson
Associate Banking Director

Gillian is an experienced, client-focused Banker with many years’ experience in building long lasting relationships and tailoring solutions for unique individuals. Gillian joined Hampden & Co in 2018 having started Banking with the Royal Bank of Scotland in 1985, during this time she mostly worked in their Private Banking and Commercial businesses. Gillian has predominantly supported clients who are Directors of limited companies. She is a highly qualified Associate with the Chartered Institute of Bankers, and is shortly to achieve full Chartered Banker status. 

Gillian is a mother to two girls which means a busy home life but in any spare time she enjoys running along with being an active member of her local community. 

Linda Duthie
Linda Duthie
Linda Duthie
Associate Banking Director

Linda is a highly experienced banker, having started her career with Lloyds TSB in 1989, specialising in helping clients who had complex property financing needs. She moved to The Co-operative Bank in 2015, and joined the team at Hampden & Co in 2017. Linda has particular expertise in helping clients who own their businesses, including property investors and developers.

Linda is married with two small boys who keep her very busy, but have not dimmed her love for travel.

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