Leadership team

UK Leadership

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

Head of Large Corporate

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 turnover > £25m across the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Co-Head of Mid Corporate

Andrea Delay

Andrea has worked in Barclays Corporate and Investment Banking for over 30 years and currently co-heads our UK Mid Corporate business with responsibility for over 500 people.

Prior to this role, she was appointed as National Head of Business & Professionals Services industry with responsibility for the national proposition in the UK.    

Andrea is on the Gender Steering Committee at Barclays and established the external women’s network for the Corporate bank. She regularly speaks publicly about gender diversity.

Andrea has an MBA from Kingston University.

Co-Head of Mid Corporate

Paul Kempster

Paul joined Barclays in 2009 and currently co-heads our UK Mid Corporate business with responsibility for over 500 people. 

In his previous role in the South, he led 7 teams looking after 2,200 Mid Corporate clients stretching from Cornwall to Kent and up into Essex. 

He has also been the COO for Barclays UK Front Office Corporate Banking teams.

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.

Head of Mid Corporate, Midlands

Keith Ross

Keith has a diverse background having ran a chemical manufacturing business after graduating.

He joined the financial services sector in 2004, and has held a number of roles, including being a Trade Director as well as a Relationship Director.

He joined Barclays in 2011, originally as a Relationship Director, before leading the East Midlands Corporate team from 2013. He was appointed to Regional Head for the Midlands in 2020.

Keith is a graduate of a Business Degree from Leeds University and also holds an MBA from Durham University.

Head of Mid Corporate, Eastern

Stephen Ainsworth

Stephen is Head of Mid Corporate, Eastern Region, leading teams to support clients across Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex and East Anglia.

He has been with Barclays since 2005 and held coverage and leadership roles within the Investment Banking and Corporate Banking divisions, in a variety of sectors including TMT, Hospitality & Leisure, and Business & Professional Services. Prior to joining Barclays, Stephen worked in the defence sector for 12 years.

Stephen holds an MA from Cambridge University, a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Bath University and an MBA (distinction) from Manchester Business School.

Head of Mid Corporate, South

Mark Stuckey

Mark has been in banking since 1988 and has worked within Barclays for more than 25 years. He is ACIB qualified.

Over the last 10 plus years, Mark has led various different business areas and regions within Barclays, including the Real Estate industry team focused on smaller property businesses through to Large Corporates.

He now leads the South Region encompassing South West and South Coast of England, Oxford, Thames Valley and also South Wales. Prior to this role, he headed the South Coast Surrey & Sussex Mid Corporate business, where his team of Relationship Directors managed client relationships across Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, West & East Sussex.

Head of Mid Corporate, London and South East

Irana Richards

Irana is Head of Mid-Corporate for the London and South East region, responsible for the strategy, portfolio and income performance across our Industry aligned teams. With over 20 years of Corporate Banking experience, she has held roles within Operations, Coverage and Leadership across variety of sectors including TMT, Business & Professional Services and Healthcare.

Irana is passionate about promoting Barclays support in gender diversity and Strategic Innovation within all Industry sectors.

Head of Corporate Banking, 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 Chair of the CBI in Northern Ireland and a member of Senate of Queen’s University Belfast.

Head of Mid Corporate, Scotland and North

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.