Campbell is a Partner of Optimus Capital.
Campbell has History and Law degrees from Trinity College, Cambridge, and Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. He spent much time during this period advising Canadian provincial Premiers on elements of the repatriation of the Canadian Constitution. In 1980, he joined Credit Foncier in Montreal. While working for the Chief Executive, he was was one of the people who created Alliance Quebec, the English -speaking pressure group in Quebec.
In 1983, he joined the Bank of Montreal, based in London and worked on North Sea oil projects. In 1985 he joined Credit Suisse First Boston, and worked for eight years in London and four in New York, on a wide range and variety of equity and debt capital raisings, mergers, and acquisitions. In 1997 Campbell returned to London as Chief Operating Officer of European Investment banking for Salomon Brothers, followed by JP Morgan in 2000. Following the Chase Manhattan merger with JP Morgan, Campbell joined UBS Wealth Management and remained there until 2010, being chosen as an initial member of UBS’s Family Office Group in 2007. In 2010, Campbell joined Pavilion Investments which was later renamed Optimus Capital. He is married with two children, is a keen academic historian and lives in Wiltshire.