Group General Counsel and Group Company Secretary
Appointed: November 2017
Relevant skills and experience
Stephen is an experienced lawyer and company secretary with a deep understanding of legal, corporate governance and regulatory matters. Holding the combined role of Group General Counsel and Group Company Secretary, he oversees Barclays’ global Legal and Corporate Secretariat functions. Stephen is also a member of the Group Executive Committee (ExCo). Stephen previously served as the Group Company Secretary and Deputy General Counsel of SABMiller plc. Prior to this, he practised law as a partner in a law firm in South Africa, and subsequently in corporate law and M&A at Hogan Lovells in the UK. He was appointed as Group Company Secretary of Barclays in November 2017 and was subsequently appointed Group General Counsel in August 2020, in addition to his role as Company Secretary. Stephen is an active industry contributor and serves as a member of the GC100 Executive Committee, the association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries working in FTSE 100 companies, having previously served as Vice-Chair until January 2022. Stephen also previously served as Chairman of the ICC UK’s Committee on Anti-Corruption.