Barclays CEO Jes Staley

OUTstanding: meet the Barclays pioneers fighting for LGBT equality

26 October 2016

Jes Staley, Barclays CEO, is among six employees honoured in a ‘power list’ that celebrates pioneers promoting workplace equality for the LGBT community.

The rankings, compiled by professional diversity network OUTstanding and the Financial Times, are divided into three categories: Leading LGBT Executives, Leading Ally Executives and Future Leaders.

The Barclays employees featured on the list are:

Leading LGBT Executives (senior role models who are helping to make the workplace a more welcoming place)

  • Adam Rowse – Head of Business Banking 
  • Mark McLane – Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Leading Ally Executives (senior executives who are outspoken and unwavering in their support for LGBT+ people in the workplace)

  • Jes Staley – Barclays CEO
  • Rhian-Mari Thomas – Chief Commercial Officer, Barclaycard

Future Leaders (those making a significant contribution to LGBT+ inclusion at any level of an organisation)

  • Kyle McQueen – Strategic Transformation Manager
  • James Allan – Director, Cash Management, Corporate Bank 

Jes Staley, who appears in the top 10 Leading Ally Executives, said: “Everyone should bring their whole self to work, each and every day, without fear of prejudice or discrimination. This is a key part of our culture at Barclays and I am delighted that OUTstanding has recognised Rhian-Mari, Mark, Adam, Kyle and James for their exceptional work.

“I am inspired by the example set by them, and indeed countless others across our business, in the name of workplace equality. There is plenty more progress to be made in this area and I want Barclays to continue to be at the forefront.”

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