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Two New Non-executive Directors Join Barclays Bank UK PLC Board

Barclays Bank UK PLC is today announcing two new non-executive appointments to further bolster its Board. Bernadette Wightman joined as an independent non-executive director in September while John Liver commences his role today, 17 October 2022.

Crawford Gillies, Chair of Barclays Bank UK PLC said: “As Barclays UK continues to transform and grow, it is imperative that the Board has the diversity of thought and skillsets needed to ensure success. Bernadette brings knowledge of transformation, technology, and digital innovation to enhance customer experience, whilst John brings expertise in financial regulation. Their experience and insights will complement and enhance the Board’s existing skillset to help accelerate Barclays UK’s strategic transformation.”


Bernadette Wightman has extensive experience in digital technology and driving global business transformations. She is currently Senior Vice President of Worldwide Partners and Global Accounts at Genesys, a US business specialising in omni-channel customer experience and contact centre solutions, based in the UK. Previously, she was Managing Director for BT Group’s banking and financial services business. She also had a 20-year career at Cisco, where she managed large global businesses and served as the President and CEO of Cisco Canada.


John Liver is a leading advisor on financial services regulation in the UK and internationally. A former UK regulator, his most recent role was as a Partner at professional services firm EY, where, working with authorities and major institutions, he co-chaired the Global Financial Services Regulatory Network, and led European work on the post-2008 regulatory reform agenda and conduct regulation. He is a trustee of Rethink Mental Illness, a charity dedicated to supporting people severely affected by mental illness.


As a result of these changes, Barclays Bank UK PLC Board comprises:


  • Crawford Gillies, Chair of Barclays Bank UK PLC

Executive Directors:

  • Matt Hammerstein, Barclays UK CEO
  • James Mack, Barclays UK CFO

Independent Non-Executive Directors:

  • Vanessa Bailey
  • Tracy Corrigan
  • Michael Jary
  • Avid Larizadeh Duggan OBE
  • John Liver
  • Kathryn Matthews
  • Chris Pilling
  • Andrew Ratcliffe
  • Bernadette Wightman

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