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Barclays PLC (BARC.L)

BARC.L on London Stock Exchange

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19 Jul 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nigel Higgins

2019 Group Chairman of the Board

James Staley

63 2015 Group Chief Executive, Executive Director

Tushar Morzaria

2013 Group Finance Director, Executive Director

Ashok Vaswani

2015 Chief Executive Officer - Barclays UK

Paul Compton

2016 Group Chief Operating Officer

Laura Padovani

2018 Group Chief Compliance Officer

C.S. Venkatakrishnan

2016 Group Chief Risk Officer

Bob Hoyt

2013 Group General Counsel

Tristram Roberts

2015 Group Human Resources Director

Stephen Shapiro

2017 Company Secretary

Michael Ashley

2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Timothy Breedon

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ian Cheshire

59 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director; Chairman Barclays UK

Mary Citrino

59 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mary Francis

70 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Crawford Gillies

2018 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Matthew Lester

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Diane Schueneman

2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Nigel Higgins

Mr. Nigel Higgins is Group Chairman of the Board of Barclays PLC. He is also Interim Chairman of Barclays Bank PLC, subject to relevant approvals. Nigel has extensive experience in, and understanding of, banking and financial services, gained through a 36-year career at Rothschild & Co where he was most recently Deputy Chairman. Prior to that he was Chairman of the Group Executive Committee and Managing Partner of Rothschild & Co. He is a seasoned business leader with a strong track record in leading and chairing a range of organisations and in acting as a strategic adviser to multiple major international corporations and Governments. The breadth of Nigel’s knowledge and operational experience with international banking groups, building teams and culture, and growing businesses is hugely beneficial to Barclays.

James Staley

Mr. James E. (Jes) Staley is Group Chief Executive, Executive Director of Barclays PLC since 1 December 2015. He has nearly four decades of extensive experience in banking and financial services. He brings a wealth of investment banking knowledge to the Board as well as strong executive leadership. He previously worked for more than 30 years at JP Morgan where he initially trained as a commercial banker, later advancing to the leadership of major businesses involving equities, private banking and asset management and ultimately heading the company’s Global Investment Bank.

Tushar Morzaria

Mr. Tushar Morzaria is Group Finance Director, Executive Director of Barclays PLC., effective October 15, 2013. He is a chartered accountant with over 25 years of strategic financial management, investment banking, operational and regulatory relations experience. He joined Barclays from JP Morgan, where he held various senior roles including the CFO of its Corporate & Investment Bank at the time of the merger of the investment bank and the wholesale treasury/security services business.

Ashok Vaswani

Mr. Ashok V. Vaswani is Chief Executive Officer - Barclays UK of the Company. He is a member of Barclays Bank UK PLC Board, UK Finance Board and the Trustee Board at Citizens Advice. He also sits on the advisory boards of a number of institutions such as Rutberg & Co and is Founder Director of Lend-a-Hand, a non-profit organisation focused on rural education in India. Ashok has previously served as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Barclays Africa Group Limited, The Board of Directors, Telenor ASA and the advisory boards of S. P. Jain Institute of Management, Insead Singapore and Visa Asia Pacific. Prior to Barclays, Ashok was a partner with a J P Morgan Chase funded private equity firm – Brysam Global Partners, which was focused on building retail financial service businesses in emerging markets. Ashok has demonstrated a passion for building and managing businesses across the globe. He started his career in Mumbai, India and since then, has worked and lived in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. Ashok spent twenty years with Citigroup. His last position at Citigroup was CEO, Asia Pacific. Ashok was also a member of the Citigroup Operating Committee, the Citigroup Management Committee, and the Global Consumer Planning Group. Ashok graduated from Bombay University, Sydenham College, College of Commerce and Economics and has post graduate degrees from both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of India.

Paul Compton

Mr. Paul H. Compton is Group Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He is responsible for leading Barclays Operations, Technology and Services, and driving the implementation of major Bank-wide projects. Paul is leading the continuous enhancement of Barclays’ operating structure to drive efficiency across the organisation, building on the progress of the business to date in delivering strong performance for shareholders. In addition to his responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer, Paul was appointed on 1 September 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Barclays Execution Services. Paul is leading on our ambition to become a world-class provider of simple, efficient, innovative and secure Operation and Technology services to Barclays Group and its two operating divisions, Barclays UK and Barclays International, generating sustainable growth and returns. Prior to joining Barclays, Paul served for nearly two decades in a variety of senior operating roles at JPMorgan Chase. His most recent role at JPMorgan was Chief Administrative Officer and, before being appointed in this role in 2013, Paul served as Co-Chief Administrative Officer for the Corporate & Investment Bank, Deputy Head of Operations, and head of the JPMorgan Chase Global Service Centre in India. Paul started his career at JPMorgan in 1997, and first led the overhaul of the wholesale bank’s credit risk infrastructure, before taking on the role as Chief Financial Officer for the Investment Bank. Previous to JPMorgan, Paul spent 10 years as Principal at Ernst & Young in the Brisbane and New York offices. Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland, Australia. He received post-graduate degrees from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Securities Institute of Australia.

Laura Padovani

Ms. Laura Padovani is Group Chief Compliance Officer of the Company. She joined from American Express and has over 25 years of financial services experience. She started her career with American Express in Argentina in 1991 where she established the first Compliance office and co-ordinated their Legal function. Laura moved to New York in 1997 to assist with the development of the Global Anti-Money Laundering Program for American Express. In 2000, Laura broadened her Financial Services experience moving to Aviva as the Head of International Compliance responsible for all non-UK offices across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Laura returned to American Express in 2004 focused on Global Consumer Financial Services and European Emerging Markets, and then as the Global Head of International Regulatory Compliance. Laura obtained a Law degree from the University of Buenos Aires and a postgraduate Masters in Law (LLM) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, with specialisation in Banking Law and Financial Services Regulation. Laura is fluent in Spanish and Italian and has been involved in many networking initiatives for Women, both at American Express and now at Barclays.

C.S. Venkatakrishnan

Mr. C.S. Venkatakrishnan is Group Chief Risk Officer of the Company. He is responsible for helping to define, set and manage the risk profile of Barclays. He heads the risk management organization across the group, has oversight responsibility for Compliance, and is a member of the Group Executive Committee. Venkat has 25 years of financial market and risk management expertise. He previously worked at JP Morgan Chase, from 1994, holding senior roles in Risk, Investment Banking and Asset Management. Venkat is the executive sponsor for Embrace, the global multi-cultural network at Barclays. Venkat holds S.B., S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Bob Hoyt

Mr. Bob F. Hoyt is Group General Counsel of Barclays PLC. Previously, Bob was at PNC Financial Services Group, where he was General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer, having previously served as Deputy General Counsel since 2009. Between 2006 and 2009, Bob served as General Counsel of the US Department of the Treasury, where he was the Chief Legal Officer of the department and a senior policy advisor to Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. Among other responsibilities, he directed the US administration’s legal strategy for managing significant events in the financial markets, including the failures of Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, AIG, and the US auto industry; the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; and the creation and implementation of the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Prior to that Bob served at the White House where he was Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to President George W. Bush. In that position, Bob was responsible for a variety of legal issues, including investigations and litigation, as well as legal and policy matters involving several executive branch departments and components of the Executive Office of the President. Earlier in his career, Bob was a partner in the Securities, Litigation and Corporate departments of the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (WilmerHale). At WilmerHale, Bob advised public and private companies and their executives on a variety of contested, investigative, transactional and regulatory matters. Bob also served multiple terms on WilmerHale’s Management Committee and Executive Committee, and was a Vice Chair of the firm’s Securities Department. Before joining WilmerHale, Bob clerked for Justice Herbert P. Wilkins of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Bob graduated from Cornell University with honours in 1986, and received his master’s degree and Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989.

Tristram Roberts

Mr. Tristram Roberts is Group Human Resources Director of the Company. He joined Barclays in July 2013 as HR Director for the Investment Bank. His remit was expanded in May 2014 to include HR responsibilities for Barclays Non-Core, and he became the Group HR Director in December 2015. Prior to Barclays, Tristram was Head of Human Resources for Global Functions and Operations & Technology at HSBC, as well as Group Head of Performance and Reward. Previously, he was Group Reward and Policy Director for Vodafone Group plc. Tristram began his career in consulting. He became a partner with Arthur Andersen in 2001 and was subsequently a partner with both Deloitte and KPMG.

Stephen Shapiro

Mr. Stephen Shapiro is Company Secretary of the Company since November 2017. He having previously served as the Group Company Secretary and Deputy General Counsel of SABMiller plc. Prior to this, he practised law as a partner in a law firm in South Africa, and subsequently in corporate law and M&A at Hogan Lovells in the UK. Stephen has extensive experience in corporate governance, legal, regulatory and compliance matters. Stephen serves on the Executive Committee of the GC100, the association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries working in FTSE 100 companies, and has previously served as Chairman of the ICC UK’s Committee on Anti-Corruption.

Michael Ashley

Mr. Michael (Mike) Ashley is Non-Executive Independent Director of Barclays PLC effective September 18, 2013. He has deep knowledge of accounting, auditing and associated regulatory issues, having previously worked at KPMG for over 20 years. Mike’s former roles as the lead engagement partner on the audits of large financial services groups including HSBC, Standard Chartered and the Bank of England, as Head of Quality and Risk Management for KPMG Europe LLP and as KPMG UK’s Ethics Partner enable the Board to benefit from Mike’s expertise in management of professional risks, quality control and understanding of ethical issues. His current Board and Committee positions outside of Barclays also support this.

Timothy Breedon

Mr. Timothy J. (Tim) Breedon CBE., is Non-Executive Independent Director of Barclays PLC., effective November 1, 2012. He has extensive financial services experience, knowledge of risk management and UK and EU regulation, as well as an understanding of key investor issues and customer focus. He had a distinguished career with Legal & General, where, among other roles, he was the group CEO until June 2012 and this experience, along with his current senior advisory role with Blackstone enables Tim to provide challenge, advice and support to management on performance and decision-making.

Ian Cheshire

Sir Ian Michael Cheshire is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company and Chairman Barclays UK effective April 3, 2017. He brings to the Board substantial business experience particularly in the international retail sector from his lengthy executive career at the Kingfisher Group, as well as experience in sustainability and environmental matters. Sir Ian holds strong credentials in leadership, is involved with many charitable organisations, such as The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation and is highly regarded by the Government for his work with various Government departments. Key current appointments Chairman, Maisons du Monde; Chairman, Menhaden plc; Lead non-executive director for the Government; Trustee, Institute for Government.

Mary Citrino

Ms. Mary Anne Citrino is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since 25 July 2018. She is an experienced non-executive Director with considerable financial services and investment banking experience, following an executive career spanning over 20 years with Morgan Stanley. Her current other non-executive positions and senior advisory role with Blackstone, coupled with her previous board and senior management level positions (with Dollar Tree Inc. Health Net, Inc, and Blackstone Advisory Partners) contribute to the wide-ranging global, strategic and advisory experience she can provide to the Board. Other current principal external appointments Non-executive director, HP Inc. Non-executive director, Ahold Delhaize N.V. Non-executive director, Alcoa Corporation.

Mary Francis

Ms. Mary E. Francis, CBE is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective 1 October 2016. She has extensive and diverse board-level experience across a range of industries, which has developed from her previous non-executive directorships with Alliance & Leicester, Aviva, the Bank of England, Centrica and Swiss Re Group, her former executive positions and current roles. She brings to the Board strong understanding of the interaction between public and private sectors, skills in strategic decision-making and reputation management and promotes strong board governance values. Key current appointments Non-executive director, Ensco PLC Member of Advisory Panel, The Institute of Business Ethics Member, UK Takeover Appeal Board.

Crawford Gillies

Mr. Crawford Gillies is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Barclays Plc. He has extensive business and management experience at executive and board level spanning over 30 years. Beneficial to the Board and key to understanding stakeholder needs, is his experience in international and cross sector organisations, strong leadership and strategic decision-making. Gained from his former remuneration committee chairmanships at Standard Life plc and MITIE Group PLC and other current positions, Crawford brings to the Board robust remuneration experience. Key current appointments Non-executive director, SSE plc Chairman, Edrington Group.

Matthew Lester

Mr. Matthew Lester is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since 1 September 2017. He contributes to the Board strong financial management and regulatory experience, having held a number of senior finance roles across a range of business sectors, including financial services. Most recently he was chief financial officer of Royal Mail Group. His financial expertise attained from past positions and current non-executive roles enables Matthew to analyse effectively complex reporting and risk management processes and appropriately challenge executive management. Key current appointments Non-executive director, Man Group plc Non-executive director, Capita plc.

Diane Schueneman

Ms. Diane L. Schueneman is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She is a member of the Board and also Chair of Barclays Services Limited and a member of the Board of Barclays US LLC. She brings to Barclays a wealth of experience in managing global, cross-discipline business operations, client services and technology in the financial services industry. Diane had an extensive career at Merrill Lynch, holding a variety of senior roles, including responsibility for banking, brokerage services and technology provided to the company’s retail and middle market clients.