Barclays has recruited a clutch of top bosses from across technology, retail and financial services to join the board of its soon to be launched ring-fenced UK bank...The boardroom hires include Avid Duggan, a senior investment boss at Google’s parent company Alphabet, and Sir John Timpson, owner of UK shoe repair chain Timpson. Others taking places at the top table include ex-Fidelity director Kathryn Matthews, former boss of OC&C Strategy Consultants, Michael Jary and former PwC auditor Andrew Ratcliffe.
Michael Jary examines whether Britain still punches above its weight, and how that might be affected by fragmentation of the UK..."The outcome of Brexit is likely to put considerable strain on relations between the nations of the UK. But if the UK survives Brexit intact, it will become apparent that the bonds which tie it are more important than ever. The UK must forge a future in which it makes the most of its unique advantages, while remaining large enough to be viable..."