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Our people

Meet some of the people who work at SGPB Hambros

Our employees reflect our values of professionalism, innovation and team spirit.  They are focused on delivering results for the business and for our clients in a sustainable manner, by developing long-term, enduring relationships with clients, colleagues and partners.

Meet some of our employees by following the links on the right.

Our Private Bankers

Oxana Belousova

Oxana Belousova

Head of Russia & CIS
Oxana Belousova
Andrew Hillery

Andrew Hillery

Head of Key Clients
Andrew Hillery
Andrew Costard

Andrew Costard

Director, Private Banking
Andrew Costard
Ann Clarke

Ann Clarke

Senior Private Banker
Ann Clarke
Oxana Belousova

Oxana Belousova

Head of Russia & CIS

When did you join SGPB Hambros?

I joined on 1 July 2014

What do you think makes SGPB Hambros unique?

Our banking and  investment offering, high level of client service and wider capabilities available within SG Group.

What type of clients do you work with and what do they looking for?

I look after HNW and UNHW individuals from Russia and CIS. My clients are seeking consistency, good investment performance and high level of service.

What three attributes make a good private banker?

 Professionalism, responsibility, and the ability to think outside the box are key to work with private clients.

Andrew Hillery

Andrew Hillery

Head of Key Clients

When did you join SGPB Hambros?

I joined on September 2015.

What do you think makes SGPB Hambros unique?

We have a very comprehensive suite of services provided by experienced individuals. we offer everything from day to day banking and online banking through to wealth structuring and corporate finance advice and of course innovative investment solutions across all the asset classes.

What type of clients do you work with and what do they look for?

Our team looks after many of the Bank’s wealthiest families and individuals across the globe. SGPB Hambros is well placed to look after clients with complex wealth planning requirements.  

What makes a good private banker?

When employing new private bankers I look for experienced and enthusiastic bankers that can listen to what the client really wants and can work well with the technical experts to deliver solutions that truly add value to the client experience.

Andrew has over 30 years experience in Private Banking having started his career with Coutts & Co in August 1984 where he spent 17 years advising  private and corporate clients  on all aspects of  banking, credit, investments and financial planning before moving to Credit Suisse Private Banking to help set up their new wealth management offering in Canary Wharf. 

 

 

Andrew Costard

Andrew Costard

Director, Private Banking

When did you join SGPB Hambros?

I joined SGPB Hambros in September 1998.

What do you think makes SGPB Hambros unique?

SGPB Hambros has the ability to offer a broad range of services and the security of assets which comes from being part of one of Europe’s largest banking groups whilst retaining levels of personal service more often associated with smaller banks. These services are provided within the context of providing a solution which is based around clients’ particular needs and objectives rather than product sales.

What type of clients do you work with and what do they look for?

I work with largely UK resident clients who are quite varied in profile but include inherited wealth and retired, City professionals such as lawyers and investment bankers, entrepreneurs and owner managers of businesses.

What three attributes make a good private banker?               

Experience, technical knowledge and the relevant professional qualifications are all important but so are the softer skills such as listening to and understanding clients’ needs, attention to detail and an enthusiasm for providing an outstanding level of client service.

 

 

Ann Clarke

Ann Clarke

Senior Private Banker

How long have you been working for the SGPB Hambros?

13 years

What do you believe makes SGPB Hambros unique?

We are not product sales led but genuinely try to find the best solution for a client’s particular circumstances.

What type of clients do you work with and what are they looking for?

UK resident clients, many of which need help with the organisation of their finances. Most of my clients use us for discretionary portfolio management.

What makes a good private banker?

An ability to explain financial concepts to clients who are not familiar with finance. A proactive attitude, focus and attention to detail as well as follow through.

Which attributes do you think make SGPB Hambros a trusted private bank amongst our clients?

Funds research and a broad range of investment strategies and products.

Our Management Team

Emma Perez

Emma Perez

Gibraltar Chief Executive Officer
Emma Perez
John Maitland

John Maitland

Group Commercial Director
John Maitland
Eric Barnett

Eric Barnett

SGPB Hambros & Kleinwort Benson Chief Executive Officer
Eric Barnett
Warwick Newbury

Warwick Newbury

Chairman
Warwick Newbury
Emma Perez

Emma Perez

Gibraltar Chief Executive Officer

Mrs Emma Perez is the Chief Executive Officer of SGPB Hambros in Gibraltar and has a comprehensive knowledge of the banking industry. Emma joined the group in 2001, heading up the finance department in Gibraltar. She was made a director of the Gibraltar entity in 2002 and later become deputy MD responsible for all support functions.

She has held her current role since 2006 and was therefore in situ during the acquisition of ABN Gibraltar in 2008, where she was instrumental in ensuring the full integration of the two businesses.

Emma has previously held the post of president of the Gibraltar Bankers Association and is currently a non-executive member of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission. A fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, Emma trained with KPMG before moving to Credit Suisse to pursue her banking career.

She is married to John Perez, and has two daughters Elena (11) and Talia (6) who take up all of her spare time. Emma was included in the Citywealth IFC Power Women top 200 list for 2015.

John Maitland

John Maitland

Group Commercial Director

John is Group Commercial Director and is responsible for the commercial proposition of the SGPB Hambros group and has oversight of the UK Private Banking teams.

John joined SGPB Hambros in May 2011 having previously been Head of Private Clients at Barings where he was responsible for the development of both the onshore and offshore private client business. 

John received a BA from Durham University and spent three years in the Army.

 

 

Eric Barnett

Eric Barnett

SGPB Hambros & Kleinwort Benson Chief Executive Officer

Eric Barnett was appointed CEO of Kleinwort Benson following the acquisition of Kleinwort Benson by Societe Generale in May 2016. Eric is also Societe Generale Private Banking Hambros (SGPB Hambros) Chief Executive.

As CEO of Kleinwort Benson, he steers the organisation, and has overall responsibility for implementing the strategic ambitions of the business at the highest level. As part of his new responsibilities as CEO of both companies, his key objective is to develop cooperation between the two entities as they are set out to become one of the leading private banks in the UK and the Channel Islands.

Eric became Societe Generale Private Banking Hambros (SGPB Hambros) Chief Executive in September 2007. Since then he has focused on the development of the firm’s onshore business in the UK and on key strategic international segments such as the French, Indian, Russian, Middle East and Greek markets. He also oversees the SGPB Hambros’ offshore business.  Eric is also a member of the Societe Generale Private Banking Exco, with supervisory responsibility for Monaco. 

Eric has an MBA from the Cass Business School in London and likes playing and watching a variety of sports and listening to music.  He has a keen interest in the Arts and History and occasionally plays the guitar.  He is also a Council Member of the Royal Veterinary College, London and a Trustee of The Big Issue.

 

 

Warwick Newbury

Warwick Newbury

Chairman

Warwick Newbury held the position of Group Chief Executive of SGPB Hambros from 1998 until September 2007 with overall responsibility for the profitable development of the SG Hambros group of companies in London, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar and the Bahamas.

He started his banking career in 1964 at Coutts where he held various positions both in Switzerland and in the UK.  He was appointed Head of Coutts Private Banking in 1990. He moved to Hambros Bank Limited in 1997 as head of private banking, becoming Group Chief Executive of SGPB Hambros following Société Générale’s acquisition of Hambros Bank in February 1998.

On 1st October 2007 Warwick became Chairman of SG Hambros Bank Limited. He continues to chair the boards of the SGPB Hambros offshore banks in the Channel Islands and Gibraltar. He is also Chairman of the SGPB Hambros Offshore Defined Benefits Pension schemes.

Warwick was awarded the Spear’s Private Banker of the Year (2007) and the Private Asset Managers Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. He is married with two children and enjoys shooting and opera.

Our Experts

Jon Needham

Jon Needham

Group Head of Fiduciary Services
Jon Needham
Lars Hakanson

Lars Hakanson

Head of Wealth Management Services
Lars Hakanson
Jon Needham

Jon Needham

Group Head of Fiduciary Services

 Jon joined SGPB Hambros in 2005  to head up the Private Client Trust business in the Channel Islands from KBL Brown Shipley in Jersey where he was CEO having previously held senior positions with Barclays Private Bank and  Schroders. In addition to working in the Channel Islands Jon’s career in finance has extended to London, Spain and Africa.

In July 2006 he was appointed Group Head of Private Trust with management responsibility for the SGPB  private client trust businesses.

In 2010 Jon was appointed Group Head of Wealth Planning and Fiduciary Services for SGPB Hambros Group. The following year Jon was appointed as Global Head of Fiduciary Services for Societe Generale Private Banking which added the jurisdictions of Luxembourg and Singapore to his existing responsibilities.

Jon specialises in multi –generational planning and is recognised for his practical and clear advice specifically in relation to family governance and planning for the next generation.

Jon has worked in Wealth Management and Private Banking for over 25 years and is  an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and a member of both the Institute of Directors and of the Societe Generale Private Banking Global Management Committee.

 

 

 

Lars Hakanson

Lars Hakanson

Head of Wealth Management Services

Lars Håkanson was appointed Head of Wealth Management Services on September 2016. He started his career with the Société Générale group as an Option Trader in 1987 operating out of London and Paris.

In 1994 he moved to Prague to head the Czech and Slovak Capital Markets; in 1999, he became Regional Treasurer Asia-Pacific based in Singapore and moved back to London in 2004 where he took up the position of Global Head FX.

Since 2009, he has successively held the positions of Global Head Capital Markets, Global Head MarKet Solutions, Global Head Wealth Investment Solutions and Luxembourg Head of Wealth Management Solutions for SG Private Banking based at Société Générale Bank & Trust in Luxembourg.

Lars Håkanson is a graduate from l’Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées’ and the London School of Economics.