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Leadership team

Product Specialists

Meet the experienced specialists leading each of Barclays corporate banking product capabilities, providing focused expertise to shape the right solutions for your business.

Karen Braithwaite
Global Head of Transaction Banking

Karen Braithwaite

Karen Braithwaite is Managing Director, Global Head – Transaction Banking within Barclays International, based in London. Her responsibilities cover global payments, digital channels, liquidity products, foreign exchange, trade finance and working capital across product management, sales management and client management. She leads teams that serve clients globally, including corporates, financial institutions, non-bank financial institutions and governments. Karen is a member of the Corporate Banking Executive Forum.

James Allen
Managing Director, Head of Global Payments Solutions

James Allan

James Allan is responsible for Barclays’ transactional FX business which delivers FX payments and  risk management solutions to corporate clients in the UK and internationally. Prior to this, James led the firm’s cash management franchise in the UK and, since joining in 2000, has worked in Barclays’ Investment Bank and BGI.

 

James Binns
Managing Director, Trade & Working Capital

James Binns

T&WC serves Corporate, NBFI and FI clients globally with teams located in the UK, Europe, Americas, Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining Barclays, James spent 4.5 years at Deutsche Bank where he headed Working Capital Advisory and Trade Finance for EMEA and latterly Global Cross Product Solutions.

David Shinkins
Global Head of Cash Management Sales

David Shinkins

David is the Head of UK Cash Management, responsible for all cash management sales activity for Barclays Corporate across the UK.  Prior to this, David was the Global Payment Networks Director in Barclaycard, responsible for all of the card payment scheme relationships with Visa, Mastercard and American Express for Barclays across Europe. David has an extensive background in payments and has represented the bank on a number of senior advisory forums.

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Managing Director, Head of Global Lending Group

Karl Nolson

Karl joined Barclays in 1985 and, while having specialised for many years in the Syndicated Loans arena, has enjoyed a variety of client and market facing roles across Retail, Corporate and Investment Banking.

As Managing Director, Head of Global Lending Group, Karl leads the teams responsible for the delivery of debt and associated products to our Corporate Banking clients.