It is intended that Gillies will succeed Sir John Sunderland as Chairman of the Board Remuneration Committee at a date to be agreed, consistent with ensuring a smooth transition.
Gillies has over three decades of business and management experience, initially with Bain & Company, a firm of international management consultants, where he was Managing Director Europe from 2001 to 2005. While at Bain he worked with major companies in the UK, Continental Europe and North America across multiple sectors. Since 2007 he has been on the Board of Standard Life, where he has chaired the Remuneration Committee. He was Chairman of the law firm Hammonds, now Squire Sanders (2006 - 2009), has chaired Control Risks Group Holdings Ltd since 2007 and chaired Touch Bionics (2006 – 2011), an innovative medical device company. He joined the board of MITIE Group PLC in 2012.
He has also held public sector posts in England and Scotland. He was an independent member of the Department of Trade & Industry (2002 – 2007) and chaired its Audit & Risk Committee (2003 – 2007). He is currently Chairman of Scottish Enterprise and he is a former Chairman of the Confederation of British Industry in London.
Commenting, Sir David Walker, Group Chairman, said, 'I am delighted that Crawford has agreed to join the Barclays Board. He brings immense experience in a range of different industries, including the financial services sector, in addition to a background in strategy and the public sector'.
Gillies’ current appointments to listed companies are: non-executive Director Standard Life plc and non-executive Director MITIE Group PLC. There is no additional information required to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph LR9.6.13R of the Listing Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority.