Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC announce that Wendy Lucas-Bull has been appointed as a non-executive Director of Barclays with immediate effect.
Wendy is Chairman of Barclays Africa Group Limited (formerly Absa Group Limited), one of the largest financial services groups in Africa and majority owned by Barclays.
Wendy is an experienced company Director with specific retail and commercial banking expertise and has held Board level positions in South African banks since 1994. She previously served as an Executive
Director of Rand Merchant Bank and became CEO of FirstRand Retail following the merger of Rand Merchant Bank and First National Bank. Wendy is currently a Non-Executive Director of Anglo American Platinum Limited and has held senior Board positions at the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the South African Financial Markets Advisory Board, Nedbank Group Limited and Dimension Data PLC.
Commenting, Sir David Walker, Group Chairman, said, “I am pleased to announce Wendy’s appointment to the Barclays Board. She brings strong banking experience, valuable regional knowledge and her appointment will further enhance the close working relationship between Barclays Group and our African businesses.”