John McFarlane is a leading figure in global banking and in the City of London, having spent over 40 years in the sector, over half of which was at main board level. He is chairman of Barclays PLC as well as TheCityUK.
John was Chairman of Aviva, FirstGroup, and the Australian Bankers Association. He was CEO of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group for 10 years, and prior to that group executive director of Standard Chartered, and head of Citibank in the UK. John is a non-executive director of Westfield Corporation, Old Oak Holdings, and the UK Financial Services Trade and Investment Board, and is a member of the International Monetary Conference, the European Financial Roundtable, and the Institut International d”Etudes Bancaires. He was formerly non-executive director of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Capital Radio, and the Council of The London Stock Exchange. He has banking and securities fellowships in Hong Kong, Australia and the UK.