Barclays appoints Sasha Wiggins as Group Head of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility

Maria Nikolova

Ms Wiggins, who has been with Barclays since 2002, will join the Executive Committee of Barclays.

Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) today announces the appointment of Sasha Wiggins as Group Head of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility. Ms Wiggins will join the Executive Committee of Barclays, and report to the Group Chief Executive, Jes Staley.

In this 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.

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. 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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