Alexander Hoare graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a B.Comm with honours in marketing and is the first of the eleventh generation of C. Hoare & Co. Partners. Prior to joining the bank he worked as a Marketing Consultant for PA Consulting Group until joining the bank in 1987. He was Chief Executive of the bank from 2001 until 2009. Formerly he was a trustee of Training for Life, a Non-Executive Director of Jupiter Green Investment Trust, President of the Groupement Européen de Banques, and a member of the Westminster Abbey Finance and Advisory Council. He is now active in the field of social and impact investing and a Patron of Trinity Hospice. Alexander’s recreations involve many sports, notably cricket, tennis, real tennis and sailing. He also likes to travel off the beaten track.