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Barclays PLC

11 May 2020

11 May 2020

Barclays PLC

Group Executive Committee Appointment

Barclays has appointed Sasha Wiggins to a newly created role as Group Head of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility. Ms Wiggins will join the Executive Committee of Barclays, and report directly to the Group Chief Executive, Jes Staley.

In this important new role, Ms Wiggins will be responsible for leading Barclays' efforts in tackling climate change, and for integrating our ambition and commitments to help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy into the business - driving the evolution and operational implementation of the Group's extensive new Climate Policy, which was supported overwhelmingly by shareholders at the company's AGM on 7 May.

She will also have accountability for the Group's sustainability and citizenship agendas, and for ensuring the company's societal purpose is present in strategic decision-making at the highest levels in the organisation. This will enable us to deliver the best of Barclays in an effective and collaborative way for the benefit of our people, our shareholders, and the communities in which we operate, as well as for society more broadly. Ms Wiggins will also assume overall responsibility for Corporate Relations and Regulatory Relations.

Ms Wiggins joined Barclays in 2002, progressing through a number of roles in corporate and private banking, and was the CEO of Barclays Bank Ireland, and subsequently Head of East and South East for UK Corporate Banking coverage. She is currently Group Chief of Staff, a role she has held since 2018.

Commenting on the appointment, Group Chief Executive Jes Staley said:

"Barclays' role in, and engagement with society is critically important to the success and sustainability of the company, and accountability for that agenda should be fully represented at the Executive Management level of the bank. Sasha's broad banking knowledge and, most importantly, her ability to build strong relationships of trust, and engage effectively with diverse stakeholders, make her the ideal candidate for this critically important role."


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About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customer and client, and geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

For further information about Barclays, please visit our website home.barclays

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