Barclays has announced the appointment of Neil McCluskey to head its Corporate (offshore and local), Business Banking, Premier Banking and Retail operations in Jersey.
In overseeing Jersey’s Offshore Corporate team, Neil will be working to develop Barclays reach and to extend delivery of its offering for global corporates in the 50 plus countries in which it operates – a significant growth opportunity for the bank.
“Barclays brings together expertise from across the banking spectrum, providing solutions that are tailored to cover various geographical regions and sectors within the corporate market. Our offshore corporate capabilities are carefully designed to meet the specific banking and investment needs of businesses all over the world and I am looking forward to building our offering and client base in this area,” Neil said.
Neil brings over 32 years of banking experience in the UK (the first 27 years with HSBC) and joins Barclays from Clydesdale Bank where he was Managing Partner of the Thames Valley region from August 2007. This role covered offices in Reading, Basingstoke and High Wycombe and a varied portfolio of businesses including international, agribusiness, healthcare, property, retailers together with a full Private Banking offering.
“The Banking industry as a whole has faced significant challenges over the last few years, and I plan to use my experience to work with the local teams to build longstanding and trusted relationships with our clients – whether they are local residents, local businesses or global corporate clients,” said Neil.
“Neil is a fantastic addition to Barclays. His appointment demonstrates our commitment to supporting local bank clients and international businesses with tailored solutions and by providing them with access to the wide range of services and expertise from across the Barclays Group. Neil will be focused on bringing the ‘best of Barclays’ to our clients both in the island and to our expanding range of international corporate clients.” said Paul Savery, Managing Director, Barclays International, Intermediaries and Direct.