ANTHONY Salz, appointed yesterday to lead the investigation into staff culture at Barclays, has a long record in City law, banking and public works, as well as experience of leading reviews into voluntary regulation at private firms.

After 30 years as a corporate lawyer at Freshfields, including 10 years as senior partner, in 2006 Anthony Salz moved to become executive vice chairman at Rothschild.

He also works in the public and charitable sectors, as lead non-executive member of the board of the Department for Education, and is a trustee of the Tate Foundation, the Eden Project, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Scott Trust and the Royal Opera House.

Salz was vice chairman of the BBC board of governors from 2004 to 2006.

On top of that distinguished career, Salz has direct experience in running the kind of behavioural review Barclays is after. He chaired two review groups on press self-regulation on behalf of the Media Standards Trust, which published reports in 2009 and June 2012.

As a result, Barclays deputy chairman Sir Michael Rake called Salz “the ideal individual to lead this review”.