Group Head of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility
Sasha Wiggins is the Group Head of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility at Barclays, based in London. She is a member of the bank’s Group Executive Committee.
Sasha is responsible for leading Barclays’ efforts in tackling climate change, and for integrating the bank’s ambition and commitments to help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy into the business. She also has accountability for the bank’s sustainability and citizenship agendas, and for ensuring the company’s societal purpose is present in strategic decision-making at the highest levels in the organisation. In addition, Sasha has overall responsibility for Corporate Relations and Regulatory Relations, and is also Group Chief of Staff to the Group Chief Executive.
Sasha joined Barclays in 2002, progressing through a number of roles in the Private Bank. In 2015, she was appointed CEO of Barclays Bank Ireland, overseeing the Corporate Banking and Wealth businesses in the region. She subsequently became Head of East and South East for UK Corporate Banking coverage in 2017 where she was responsible for developing and executing the bank’s strategy for the mid-corporate client segment. Sasha was appointed the Group Chief of Staff in 2018, and assumed her current role in May 2020, joining the Group Executive Committee.
Sasha has significant experience of communicating with stakeholders, including C-suite clients, regulators, Government Ministers, as well as the media. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and has over 20 years’ investment experience. Sasha also dedicates considerable time and energy to the diversity agenda, speaking at many internal and external events.