Harte will join Barclays reporting to Group Chief Executive, Antony Jenkins. He will be a member of the Group’s Executive Committee.
Harte is currently Group Executive of Enterprise Services and Chief Information Officer at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group (CBA). Prior to CBA, he held Chief Information Officer, IT and Operations and Technology roles at PNC Financial Services and at Citigroup.
Commenting on the appointment, Antony Jenkins, said: 'I am delighted to announce the appointment of Michael to the post of Chief Operations and Technology Officer.
'Given Michael’s wealth of experience, he is ideally placed to lead the transformation of the Barclays Operations and Technology function and its continued focus on customer innovation, digital services and process automation. Technology is at the heart of our Transform agenda and will play a critical role in helping us achieve our goal of becoming the ‘Go-To’ bank'.