2019

We are pleased to welcome Steven Cooper as our new chief executive. He joins from a distinguished career in Barclays (retail) bank. We thank and congratulate David Green for leaving the bank considerably stronger than he found it 16 years ago.

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Sir Richard Hoare

Sir Richard Hoare founded the business we know today at the Sign of the Golden Bottle in Cheapside on 5 July 1672. Sir Richard established himself as a goldsmith-banker and moved his business to Fleet Street in 1690. He managed the bank until his death 300 years ago, in January 1719.

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I am delighted that Steven Cooper has joined the bank as chief executive officer.

Steven was previously at Barclays Bank and has a wealth of experience gained from three decades as a banker both in the UK and overseas. In his most recent senior roles, he was chief executive officer of...Read more