Barclays has appointed Lisa Francis as chief executive of its private bank in the UK and Ireland, within Private Bank & Overseas Services.
Ms Francis has been given a mandate to grow the business, the bank said in a statement. It added that “she and her teams will look for opportunities to further strengthen the relationships Barclays has with its clients through bespoke advice and solutions.”
She was previously head of European corporate FX sales distribution at Barclays’ investment bank. She also represents Barclays on the steering committee for the 30% Club.
“Lisa brings over 25 years of banking experience, a proven track record of growing businesses and strong client relationships with UK, European and global corporates,” said Karen Frank, chief executive, Private Bank & Overseas Services, Barclays. “Lisa’s background, technical expertise and strong network of relationships will be of great benefit as we continue to invest in and grow Private Bank & Overseas Services and help our clients navigate through the global markets.”
Private Bank & Overseas Services is part of Barclays International and, unlike Barclays Wealth, sits outside the ringfenced UK domestic bank.