Hampshire Trust Bank has announced today that its chief executive officer Mark Sismey-Durrant is stepping down.
Sismey-Durrant (pictured) has spent 40 years in banking, the last five with Hampshire, and wants to take a step back from full-time executive roles.
He will leave the firm once his replacement has been found.
Hampshire Trust Bank chairman Robert Sharpe says: “Our search for a suitable successor to build on Mark’s achievements is already underway.”
Sismey-Durrant says: “Since joining Hampshire Trust Bank in 2012 I have worked with my colleagues to build the bank into the successful, growing and profitable business it has become today.
“I am immensely proud of what we have achieved for our customers, employees and shareholders – we really have built a bank to be proud of as we intended.
“When my successor is appointed and I close my career as an executive banker, they will find a strong, well established customer focused business managed by a great team and set fair for the next exciting stage in its growth and development.”