John McFarlane

John McFarlane

Group Chairman

Appointed: 1 January 2015

Relevant skills and experience

John is the Group Chairman. He is a senior figure in global banking and financial services circles having spent 43 years in the sector, including time at Aviva, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered and CitiBank UK.

John was recently awarded the Freedom of the City of London by Special Nomination for his outstanding achievements in the field of banking. John brings considerable leadership, Group oversight and banking experience to the Board and his roles outside Barclays are supportive of this.

Key current appointments

  • Chairman, TheCityUK
  • Member, Financial Services Trade and Investment Board
  • Director, Old Oak Holdings Limited
  • Supervisory Board Member, Unibail-Rodamco Westfield S.E.
  • Member, Institut International d’Etudes Bancaires

Committee Membership