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Leadership team

UK Leadership

Meet the experienced professionals leading Barclays Corporate Banking in your region – and across the UK.

Richard Lowe
Head of London

Richard Lowe

An experienced banking professional who joined Barclays in 1988 undertaking a number of roles across client coverage, debt finance and credit

Currently responsible for all Barclays clients with t/o > £25m across the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Ray O'Donoghue
Head of Midlands and Wales

Ray O'Donoghue

Ray joined Barclays in 1980, initially working in the Midlands before moving to the London, Spain, Gibraltar and Shrewsbury offices. He returned to the Midlands in 1998 to set up the Corporate Banking team and became the regional Managing Director in 2008, prior to which Ray led our specialist Manufacturing sector team.

Tony Walsh
Head of North, Corporate Banking

Tony Walsh

Tony joined Barclays in 1983 and is currently Head of the Northern team. Tony is now responsible for seven client facing teams from the Scottish border down to Chesterfield and spanning the Pennines, dealing with a diverse client base, from owner managed companies to PLC’s.

Paul Kempster
Head of Mid Corporate South

Paul Kempster

Paul is Head of Mid-Corporate, South Region for Barclays in the UK. He has been with Barclays since 2009 and was previously the COO for Barclays UK Front Office Corporate banking teams. He now leads 7 regionally based teams looking after 2,200 Mid Corporate clients stretching from Cornwall to Kent and up into Essex. Prior to joining Barclays Paul spent 18 years working for RBS Group, Bank of Ireland and PricewaterhouseCoopers in a variety of roles dealing with corporate businesses.  

Andrea Delay
Managing Director, Large Corporate South

Andrea Delay

Andrea has worked in Corporate and Investment Banking for over 30 years, the majority of which time has been spent in client facing roles in the Corporate Banking at Barclays. 

Andrea was appointed as Head of the South for Large Corporate in April 2018.  Prior to that, Andrea was the Head of the Professional Services Industry, with a direct team in London and with responsibility for our national proposition in the UK.

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Managing Director – Head of Large Corporate North

Lee Collinson

An experienced banking professional who joined Barclays in 1988 undertaking a number of roles across client coverage, debt finance and credit. Currently responsible for all Barclays clients with t/o > £25m across the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Jamie Grant
Head of Region - Scotland

Jamie Grant

Jamie is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years’ experience in corporate banking. Jamie has been involved in several high profile deals in the UK and was named the Emerging Dealmaker of the Year in 2006 and was nominated as Banker of the Year in 2008.

Adrian Doran
Head of Northern Ireland

Adrian Doran

Adrian qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC and joined Barclays in Oct 2000 with a remit to grow the bank’s Corporate Banking business in Northern Ireland. Since then Barclays has led some of the largest financing transactions completed in the region, and the bank is now recognised as a leading player in the market. Adrian is Vice-Chair of the CBI in Northern Ireland and a member of Senate of Queen’s University Belfast.