Board of Directors and Executive Committee

The non-executive Directors are independent of management. Their role is to advise and constructively challenge management and monitor the success of management in delivering the agreed strategy within the risk appetite and control framework set by the Board.

Charter of Expectations

The role profiles, responsibilities, time commitments, key competencies and behaviours we expect of our Directors, together with the key indicators of high performance, are set out in our Charter of Expectations, which was reviewed and updated during 2011 to take account of the best practice recommendations set out in the Guidance on Board Effectiveness issued by the Financial Reporting Council.

The Charter of Expectations is available on our website.

  • Group Chairman, Chairman of the Board Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee, Chairman of the Board Citizenship Committee
  • Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Board Remuneration Committee
  • Non-executive Director
  • Non-executive Director
  • Chief Executive
  • Non-executive Director
  • Non-executive Director
  • Senior Independent Director, Chairman of the Board Audit Committee
  • Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Board Risk Committee
  • Non-executive Director
  • Group Finance Director
  • Non-executive Director

Key responsibilities of the Board of Directors

The Board's principal duty is to promote the long-term success of Barclays by creating and delivering sustainable shareholder value. It does this by setting strategy and overseeing its implementation by management. While the ultimate focus is long-term growth, the Board seeks to ensure that management strikes the right balance between long and short-term objectives.

In setting and monitoring the execution of strategy, the Board aims to ensure that the Group maintains an effective system of internal control and an effective risk management and oversight process across the Group, delivering growth in a controlled and sustainable way.

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  • Chief Executive
  • Group General Counsel
  • Co-Chief Executive of Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Co-Chief Executive of Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Group Finance Director
  • Chief Executive of Retail and Business Banking
  • Group Chief Executive, Absa and Chief Executive of Barclays Africa
  • Group Human Resources Director
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Chief Executive of Barclays Wealth

Key responsibilities of the Executive Committee

The Board delegates responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Group to the Chief Executive, who is responsible for ensuring that the business is operating effectively within the strategy and risk appetite agreed by the Board. The Chief Executive is supported by the Executive Committee, which he chairs.

Marcus Agius (65)

Marcus Agius (65) – Group Chairman, Chairman of the Board Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee, Chairman of the Board Citizenship Committee (photo)

Group Chairman, Chairman of the Board Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee,
Chairman of the Board Citizenship Committee

Alison Carnwath (59)

Alison Carnwath (59) – Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Board Remuneration Committee (photo)

Non-executive Director,
Chairman of the Board Remuneration Committee

Reuben Jeffery III (58)

Reuben Jeffery III (58) – Non-executive Director (photo)

Non-executive Director

Dambisa Moyo (43)

Dambisa Moyo (43) – Non-executive Director (photo)

Non-executive Director

Bob Diamond (60)

Bob Diamond (60) – Chief Executive (photo)

Chief Executive

Fulvio Conti (64)

Fulvio Conti (64) – Non-executive Director (photo)

Non-executive Director

Sir Andrew Likierman (68)

Sir Andrew Likierman (68) – Non-executive Director (photo)

Non-executive Director

Sir Michael Rake (64)

Sir Michael Rake (64) – Senior Independent Director, Chairman of the Board Audit Committee (photo)

Senior Independent Director,
Chairman of the Board Audit Committee

David Booth (57)

David Booth (57) – Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Board Risk Committee (photo)

Non-executive Director,
Chairman of the Board Risk Committee

Simon Fraser (52)

Simon Fraser (52) – Non-executive Director (photo)

Non-executive Director

Chris Lucas (51)

Chris Lucas (51) – Group Finance Director (photo)

Group Finance Director

Sir John Sunderland (66)

Sir John Sunderland (66) – Non-executive Director (photo)

Non-executive Director

Bob Diamond

Bob Diamond – Chief Executive (photo)

Chief Executive

Mark Harding

Mark Harding – Group General Counsel (photo)

Group General Counsel

Jerry del Missier

Jerry del Missier – Co-Chief Executive of Corporate and Investment Banking (photo)

Co-Chief Executive of
Corporate and Investment Banking

Rich Ricci

Rich Ricci – Co-Chief Executive of Corporate and Investment Banking (photo)

Co-Chief Executive of
Corporate and Investment Banking

Chris Lucas

Chris Lucas – Group Finance Director (photo)

Group Finance Director

Antony Jenkins

Antony Jenkins – Chief Executive of Retail and Business Banking (photo)

Chief Executive of Retail and Business Banking

Maria Ramos

Maria Ramos – Group Chief Executive, Absa and Chief Executive of Barclays Africa (photo)

Group Chief Executive, Absa and
Chief Executive of Barclays Africa

Sally Bott

Sally Bott – Group Human Resources Director (photo)

Group Human Resources Director

Robert Le Blanc

Robert Le Blanc – Chief Risk Officer (photo)

Chief Risk Officer

Thomas L. Kalaris

Thomas L. Kalaris – Chief Executive of Barclays Wealth (photo)

Chief Executive of Barclays Wealth

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