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Board of Directors

Geoffrey Hooper, Chairman

Geoffrey Hooper, Chairman – Executive Director

Established Winterbotham in 1990. Previously Geoffrey was Vice President and Senior Area Representative for Lloyds Bank International Private Banking, a part of LLoyds Bank Plc, and a director of Lloyds (IPB) Americas SA. With more than 30 years experience in International banking and financial services, Geoffrey has worked in the UK, Spain, and Latin America with Lloyds Bank Plc, Natwest lnternational Trust Corporation (formerly Roywest Trust Corporation), the Arab Latin American Bank (Arlabank) and Tradition International S.A.

Ivan Hooper, Director

Ivan Hooper, Executive Director

Ivan, Winterbotham`s CEO, has spent more than seventeen years at Winterbotham, starting as an Independent Consultant for The Winterbotham Trust Company (Uruguay) S.A., before joining the Group full time in July 2001. Ivan has a BSc. in Business Administration from the University of Bath, a MBA Wealth Managers, Fiduciaries and Trustees from the University of Manchester, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School on the Owners Presidents Management program. Ivan is a member of STEP, a founding member and past Chair of STEP - South America Branch, current Chair of STEP Caribbean and Latin America Region and a STEP Council member. A Fellow of the International Compliance Association, Licensed as a Principal by the Securities Commission of The Bahamas, is Co-Chair of the Association of International Bank and Trust companies in The Bahamas and a Director of the Bahamas Financial Services Board. Ivan was a recipient of the STEP 2014 Founder’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement and the recipient of the Bahamas Financial Service Board 14th FSI Excellence Award of Executive of the Year.

Alan Davidson, Director

Alan Davidson, Non-Executive Director

A highly successful banker, Alan was Chief Executive Officer of Winterbotham from 2005 to 2012 and Chief Banking Officer until 2013. Previously with ABN AMRO Bank for 15 years, where he held notable senior management posts as Director Latin America, based in the USA, Chief Operations Officer in Uruguay, and SVP Operations in Brazil. Before that he held various senior management positions with Lloyds TSB Bank, where he spent 15 years between Brazil and the United Kingdom.

Ian Harjette, Director

Ian Harjette, Non-Executive Director

Ian is a senior investment banking executive with more than 30 years of experience operating internationally in Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East. He spent the past 10 years with Banco Santander in a range of senior management roles, most recently as Global Head of Financial Institutions Banking. Ian sat on the Santander Corporate and Investment Banking Executive Committee and was responsible for the development of the bank’s Financial Institutions Banking strategy, providing financing and advisory services to Asset Management Groups, Banks, Insurance Companies and Governmental Bodies. Prior to joining Santander, Ian held a series of senior management positions at Bank of America in London and at Lehman Brothers in Tokyo and London. Ian is now a private investor and advisor working with innovative start up and early stage businesses in the financial services and entertainment sectors, providing strategic and funding advice to founders and chairman. He holds a number of positions with charitable organisations, which include a seat on the board of the St Martin-in-the-Fields Trust in London, the 300 year old institution renowned for their work with homeless and vulnerable people.