Barclays appoints new Chairman
First Published 10th August 2012
Sir David Walker to replace Marcus Agius as Chairman of Barclays
David Walker, Barclays
Barclays has a crucial role to play in ensuring that this country has a successful, well-governed banking industry."
London - Sir David Walker has been appointed to succeed Marcus Agius as Chairman of Barclays.
He will join the board as a non-executive director in September and assume the position of Chairman in November.
Sir David has been an Executive Director of the Bank of England; Assistant Secretary at the UK Treasury; CEO of the Securities and Investment Board; and has held positions at a number of commercial banks. He is currently a senior adviser to Morgan Stanley, having twice been Chairman of its international operations.
Sir David said: "Barclays has a crucial role to play in ensuring that this country has a successful, well-governed banking industry."
His immediate priority, he stated, would be to appoint a successor to former Chief Executive Bob Diamond.