Hampden & Co poaches new chief operating officer from Sainsbury's Bank

Private bank Hampden & Co has hired Colin Tate as its new chief operating officer (COO).

Edinburgh headquartered private bank poached Tate from Sainsbury’s Bank, where he spent more than a decade in senior management.

During his time at Sainsbury’s Bank, based at the Gyle, he had worked in several senior roles within the firm from head of architecture to head of strategic design and most recently head of digital transformation.

He began his career as a management consultant with Accenture, Capgemini and PwC.

Tate will work closely with chief executive Graeme Hartop and will be in charge of the bank’s technology strategy and business change programmes. He replaces Stuart Alexander who retires next month.

Graeme Hartop said: “Colin brings exceptional experience to the role of COO having worked for companies serving clients across a variety of industries. We also take this opportunity to thank Stuart for all his valuable contributions down the years.”

Colin Tate, Hampden & Co’s new chief operating officer, said: “Graeme and the team have grown the bank into one of the most exciting players in the UK private banking sector. With ambitious growth plans and a talented team, it’s a great time to be joining Hampden & Co and I look forward to helping to drive ongoing success at the bank.”

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