Richard Taylor was formerly the Chairman of Barclays' Global Corporate and Investment Banking activities.
He joined Barclays in 2011 as head of UK Investment Banking, and was subsequently promoted to run the bank’s Investment Banking Division in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and then the division on a global basis.
Richard began his career with Arthur Andersen, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, before moving into Investment Banking with HSBC. In 2000, he joined Merrill Lynch and worked in a variety of roles including co-heading the German Investment Banking activities and then head of UK Corporate and Investment Banking. Throughout his career, Richard has played leading roles in advising companies on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt-related transactions.
Richard is the youngest of twelve children and is a keen philanthropist. He serves on the Advisory Board for The Sutton Trust, which in the UK champions social mobility from birth to the workplace in order that every young person has the chance to succeed in life. Additionally, he has given talks for Speakers for Schools, which seeks to end educational inequality.