Barclays has signed up Royal Mail’s outgoing finance chief to join its board as a non-executive director.
Matthew Lester will take up his position on 1 September following his departure from Royal Mail after its annual general meeting on tomorrow.
He has been chief financial officer of Royal Mail since 2010 and was group finance director of Icap prior to this, between 2006 and 2010.
Lester, a chartered accountant, began his career at Arthur Andersen and Kleinwort Benson and also went to work for Diageo.
Barclays chairman John McFarlane said:
I am pleased to announce Matthew’s appointment to the Barclays board. He will bring strong financial skills as well as experience of the financial services sector. He is a very welcome addition to the Barclays board.