Barclays confirms retirements

Barclays has announced its Finance Director, Chris Lucas, and Group General Counsel, Mark Harding, are to retire.

Barclays executive departure 'an obvious transition point'

This year marks ten years since I joined Barclays as Group General Counsel. We are starting a new period of the banks development under Antonys leadership.

I wholeheartedly support the direction of travel and have no doubt that great success lies ahead.

While it will be an exciting journey, I believe it also provides an obvious transition point, and one which I have decided to take. I shall be sad to say goodbye to Barclays when the time comes but the bank, and my colleagues, will always have my support and best wishes.

– Mark Harding, Group General Counsel

'Pleasure and privilege' during eventful time at Barclays

It has been my great pleasure and privilege to serve as Group Finance Director of Barclays for nearly 6 years now.

While it has undoubtedly been the most eventful period during which anyone could have occupied a role such as mine, I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge.

However, I think now is the appropriate time, as we start the implementation of the Transform programme, to begin my retirement from my role on the Board and Executive Committee, and to pass the mantle on to a successor. I shall, of course, continue to give my full commitment to Barclays until he or she is appointed.

– Chris Lucas, Barclays Group Finance Director

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Barclays confirms high-profile retirements

 Chris Lucas
Chris Lucas has served on the Barclays board for nearly six years. Credit: Barclays

Barclays has announced its Finance Director, Chris Lucas, and Group General Counsel, Mark Harding, are to retire, Reuters has reported.

The bank confirmed both men will remain in their roles until successors can be found.

Barclays, though, said the process is likely to take considerable time.