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European Financial Services Round Table

John McFarlane
Chairman of Barclays plc

John McFarlane was appointed to the board in January 2015 and became Chairman in April 2015.

John was previously Chairman of Aviva plc, having joined the Aviva Board in September 2011 and became Chairman in July 2012. He is also Chairman of FirstGroup plc and a non-executive Director of Westfield Group and Old Oak Holdings Ltd.

He has a strong track record as a CEO and subsequently as a Chairman and brings to Barclays extensive experience of investment, corporate and retail banking and markets, as well as insurance, strategy, risk and cultural change.

John was Chief Executive Officer of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd for 10 years from 1997 to 2007.

He was formerly Group Executive Director at Standard Chartered plc, based in London and Hong Kong. He began his banking career at Citicorp in 1975, and held senior positions as head of Citicorp Investment Bank Ltd and head of Citicorp and Citibank in the UK and Ireland.

He was previously a non-executive director of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group