Jersey’s Standard Bank Wealth International (WIN) has appointed Greg Barclay to the new role of Head of International Wealth and Investment, Personal and Corporate Banking.
Greg’s appointment consolidates Standard Bank Wealth International’s client activities – high-net-worth, corporate and business banking, and international personal banking – under his leadership. He will report directly to WIN Chief Executive Officer Will Thorp.
WIN offers banking and wealth management solutions to an international client base, particularly individuals and businesses with a connection to Africa. It has teams based in Jersey, Isle of Man, Mauritius, London and South Africa.
Greg joined Standard Bank in 1992 and has spent the majority of his career working for the Group in his native South Africa. He has also worked for Citi and Barclays and had a three-year secondment to Uganda, where he led business banking for Stanbic Uganda. He was previously WIN’s Head of International Personal Banking, based in Standard Bank Group’s Johannesburg headquarters. In his new role, Greg will be based in WIN’s Jersey office.
He said: “Wealth International plays a key role within Standard Bank, serving many of our clients and providing crucial liquidity to the Group. The Bank has a clear focus: to be a universal financial services organisation, to be totally client-centric and to take full advantage of the digital revolution. As we continue on this exciting journey, it is a great time to take on this new role and improve collaboration across WIN’s activities.”
WIN CEO Will Thorp said: “Greg is already well known and respected within WIN and he is the ideal person to lead these important components of the business. There is renewed political and economic optimism within sub-Saharan Africa and WIN will continue to play an important role in helping Africans invest internationally as well as facilitating investment into the continent’s burgeoning economy.”