Our Board

Mark Merson

Mark joined the Board in January 2014 as a non-executive director and became an independent non-executive director with effect from October 2017. Mark is a member of the Group Risk and Capital Management and was recently appointed as Chairman of the Board Finance Committee.

Mark is a graduate of Oxford University, chartered accountant and was previously a partner in the financial services consulting practice of Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. From 2003 through 2016, he served Barclays PLC in a variety of roles including Group Financial Controller, Head of Investor Relations, Chief Financial Officer for the Corporate and Investment Bank; and latterly Deputy Group Finance Director. Mark is also a director of Veritum Partners Limited, which offers advice on market interaction to European banks.

Qualifications: ACA; MA (Hons).