Barclays Wealth Appoints To UK & Ireland Private Bank Advisory Committee

Barclays Wealth has announced the appointment of Sir Michael Peat to the UK & Ireland Private Bank (UK&IPB) Advisory Committee. He joins from his role as Principal Private Secretary to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

The UK&IPB Advisory Committee, chaired by Sir Nigel Rudd, is comprised of experienced leaders who promote and introducebusiness to Barclays Wealth. Members of the Committee include Ffion Hague; Sir Christopher Howes; Christopher Mathias; Derek Zissman, Mark Kibblewhite, Jack Perry and the recently appointed Stuart Counsell.

As well as supporting existing relationships with HNW and UHNW clients and speaking at events, the Advisory Committee members provide advice on key business issues and work to raise interest in and awareness of Barclays Wealth through their existing networks.

Sir Michael built his career as a partner at KPMG before becoming Keeper of the Privy Purse and Treasurer to The Queen. He was appointed Principal Private Secretary to The Prince of Wales in 2002.

As a Member of the Committee, Sir Michael will work closely with Barclays Wealth focusing on its charities and philanthropic offering. During his time working for The Queen and The Prince of Wales Sir Michael has been extensively involved with the charitable sector and was instrumental in the creation of the Royal Collection Trust, the Historic Royal Palaces and The Prince’s Charities.

David Semaya, Head of UK & Ireland Private Bank commented: 'This is a significant appointment which demonstrates our commitment to bolstering the Advisory Committee with industry leaders who have exemplary credentials and can make valuable contributions to the business. Having spent nine years as chairman of The Prince’s Charities Foundation, as well as serving as a non-executive director of the Arbuthnot Banking Group plc, Sir Michael brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge built up over his years advising a range of organisations in the UK'.

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