Tara Palmer

Chief Operating Officer

Kleinwort Hambros

Tara is Group Chief Operating Officer for the KH Group with management responsibility for various support functions including: Legal, Tax, Company Secretariat, Operations, IT, Premises, Business Continuity and Outsourcing. She is also a Board Director for all three of SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank Boards (namely UK, CI and Gibraltar).

In 2022 Tara was awarded the COO Leadership Award at the Wealthbriefing European Awards for her leadership during Covid and her contribution to our transformation more generally.

Prior to her current role Tara was Head of the COO Office for the UK branch of Societe Generale, supporting the EMEA COO on all matters affecting the UK Branch. Tara was also a Non-Executive Director on the board of Societe Generale International Ltd, the agency broker and prime services subsidiary of Societe Generale’s market activities which offers execution, clearing, financing and prime brokerage services.

Tara was called to the bar in 1998 (Gray’s Inn) and practiced as a Solicitor from December 2002 until her move into the COO area in 2013.

Tara is a Trustee of Family Fund, one of the UK’s largest charities providing over £36m in grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children. She is a keen mountain climber having climbed Aconcagua, Mont Blanc and Kilimanjaro and enjoys running and cycling regularly.

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