C. Hoare & Co. appoints a new CEO

September 2018

The bank today announced that Steven Cooper has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 10 January 2019. Mr. Cooper will report to Lord Macpherson, Chairman.

Mr. Cooper joins from Barclays Bank PLC, where he most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Personal Banking UK and Europe and Chief Executive Officer of Barclaycard Business. He brings more than three decades of international banking experience to C. Hoare & Co. Throughout his tenure at Barclays Bank PLC, he worked across a wide range of product lines, including retail and business banking, payments, data, digital and fintech.

Lord Macpherson said: “We are very pleased to welcome Steven as our new CEO. His deep and extensive banking experience will help ensure that we continue to provide our customers with the highly personal private banking service that sets us apart from our peers. I am confident that Steven will prove to be an invaluable addition to our executive team and look forward to working closely with him.”

Alexander Hoare, Partner & Director, C. Hoare & Co. said: “Steven is a highly experienced and respected banker who brings a strong thirty-year track record of business leadership. His banking expertise, combined with his exceptional leadership abilities, make him a perfect fit for his new role. Steven exemplifies our core values and philosophy, which have served us and our customers well for nearly 350 years. I am pleased to welcome him to C. Hoare & Co.’s executive team and look forward to working with him.

“On behalf of the partners and the board, I would like to thank David Green for his exceptional leadership of the bank as Chief Executive and Managing Director.”

Mr. Cooper said “I feel delighted and privileged to be joining such an outstanding institution. C. Hoare & Co. has a reputation founded on centuries of excellence and I am very much looking forward to working with the team to continue that tradition”.