Paul Compton

Paul Compton

President of Barclays Bank PLC (BBPLC)

In his role as President of Barclays Bank PLC (BBPLC), Paul oversees Executive Management responsibilities associated with the operation of the legal entity for the Barclays International division, and supports the Group Chief Executive Officer in leading strategic pan-Barclays initiatives.  

He is accountable for BBPLC subsidiaries including the US Intermediate Holding Company and Barclays Bank Ireland; the Investment Bank Research Team; and the governance and regulatory obligations for BBPLC.

Paul is a member of the Group Executive Committee and the BBPLC Executive Committee.

Prior to his appointment as President of BBPLC in March 2019, Paul served as Group Chief Operating Officer, and as Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Execution Services (BX). Paul led BX's ambition to become a world-class provider of simple, efficient, innovative and secure operations and technology services to Barclays Group and its two operating divisions, Barclays UK and Barclays International. He enhanced Barclays’ operating structure to drive efficiency across the organisation, working with the divisions to deliver stronger outcomes for customers, clients, and shareholders.

Before joining Barclays in 2016, Paul served for nearly two decades in a variety of senior operating roles at JPMorgan Chase, most recently as Chief Administrative Officer. Prior roles included Chief Administrative Officer for the Corporate & Investment Bank and Deputy Head of Operations.

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 of Chief Financial Officer for the Investment Bank.

Previous to JPMorgan, Paul spent 10 years as Principal at Ernst & Young in the Brisbane, Australia 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.