Nigel Higgins

Nigel Higgins

Group Chairman

Appointed as a Non executive: 1 March 2019

Appointed as Group Chairman: 2 May 2019

Relevant skills and experience

Nigel is the Group Chairman. He is also Chairman of Barclays Bank PLC. 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. 

Key current appointments

  • Chairman, Sadler’s Wells
  • Non-executive Director, Tetra Laval International S.A.


Board Nominations Committee (Chair)