Our People

Our greatest strength is our people. Crown Agents Bank offers a hugely experienced team of trade, payments, cash management practitioners committed to finding the right solutions for our clients and rising to the challenge of working in complex markets.

Doug MacLennan

Director of Finance and Risk

Doug MacLennan

Director of Finance and Risk

Doug MacLennnan joined Crown Agents in December 2012 and was appointed to the Board in June 2013. He has been involved in the UK Financial Services Industry for over 25 years. Previous appointments include Director of Finance at Merrill Lynch, Deputy Managing Director at Sanwa International, Finance Director at the Bank of China International, and Senior Vice President of Risk Management at Northern Trust.

    Kevin James

    Relationship Manager

    Kevin James

    Relationship Manager

    Kevin James joined Crown Agents Bank in 2013 and is responsible for promoting International Payments and Cash Management services, helping customers to disperse funds as efficiently as possible in both the UK and abroad. This includes some of the world’s most challenging countries where aid often needs to be sent as a matter of urgency.

    Kevin joined from Barclays Corporate where he worked in both the Charity and the Global Development Organisation (GDO) Teams in a Relationship Manager capacity. Kevin has experience of working with NGOs, charities and other clients to help them achieve operational efficiency and cost effectiveness for their day-to-day banking requirements.

      David Smithson

      Relationship Manager - Southern Africa

      David Smithson

      Relationship Manager - Southern Africa

      David Smithson joined Crown Agents in 1994 as Cash Manager for Crown Agents Investment Management Ltd before joining Crown Agents Bank in 1996 to develop and manage treasury relationships with central banks and commercial banks in Africa and the Caribbean, and NGOs.

      David is highly experienced in treasury sales and has strong relationship management skills, ensuring individual client needs are understood and service delivery is maintained at the highest level.

        Peter Hampson

        Senior Trade Finance Manager

        Peter Hampson

        Senior Trade Finance Manager

        Peter joined Crown Agents Bank in September 2014 and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the trade finance operations team; managing the issuance and confirmation of letters of credit, handling of guarantees, release of payments and the checking of documents. In addition Peter has worked to develop business with new and existing clients in the UK, Africa and the Caribbean.

        Before joining Crown Agents Peter worked at Ebury Partners, a Foreign Exchange provider for small and medium sized businesses, where he was directly responsible for many of the tasks in the creation of a trade finance department.

          Chris Wilgoss

          Treasurer

          Chris Wilgoss

          Treasurer

          Chris joined Crown Agents Bank in 2008 to manage the treasury desk. He has overall responsibility for the managing Bank’s balance sheet, capital, liquidity and FX matters.

          Chris has over 35 years of experience working in a treasury function for a number of banks including Swiss Volksbank, Hypobank and Banca Nazionale del Lavoro. During that time he was involved in all aspects of treasury management.

            Audrey Caulliez-Louis

            Export Credit and Trade Finance Manager

            Audrey Caulliez-Louis

            Export Credit and Trade Finance Manager

            Audrey Caulliez-Louis joined Crown Agents Bank in January 2016 to look after trade and export finance opportunities. Prior to joining the bank, she had 12 years’ experience in origination and structuring of project finance for infrastructure and power projects across the EMEA region at Mizuho Bank, Australia and New Zealand Bank (ANZ) and Standard Chartered Bank. Previous experiences also include client coverage and trade/export credit agency finance origination with ANZ in Paris and a one year training period with COFACE, the French export credit agency.

            Over the last 14 years Audrey has developed a strong interest in building pipelines with clients in emerging countries. Audrey also speaks English, French and Spanish.

              Simon Huckle

              Relationship Manager - Caribbean

              Simon Huckle

              Relationship Manager - Caribbean

              Simon Huckle joined Crown Agents Bank in 2001 from HSBC. He has been involved in the management and disbursement of Development Aid funds for a number of years. Simon has developed products and services to assist multiple stakeholders involved in pooled international development programmes. This has enabled him to develop wider knowledge of donor funding processes through close contact with numerous bilateral and multilateral donors and other service providers.

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