Hampshire Trust Bank, the UK specialist bank, has appointed Kevin Tonge as operations and strategy director for its asset finance business.
He joins the bank from Aldermore, where he has undertaken a number of key roles across commercial, operations and compliance functions. Prior to Aldermore, he spent 15 years with ING.
Jon Maycock, managing director of asset finance at Hampshire Trust Bank, said: “This is a significant hire for the Bank.
“Kevin is one of the most talented and experienced professionals in the market and will play a crucial role in delivering growth in the bank’s asset finance division.
“He will be tasked with positioning us to deliver on our ambitions in key specialist sectors. I look forward to welcoming Kevin in September.”
Hampshire Trust Bank chief executive Matthew Wyles added: “Kevin is a class act. His skills and experience will be invaluable as we build our position in the asset finance market through innovation, expertise and great customer service.
“We have assembled a team of outstanding executives in our Asset Finance division and Kevin will be a key contributor to our future success. I am personally committed to making HTB a magnet for the brightest and best talent in the industry.”
Tonge will provide direct support to Maycock and will start his role in September 2018.