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Tristram Roberts appointed as Group HR Director

Barclays announces that Mr Tristram Roberts has been appointed as Group HR Director with immediate effect.  


Mr Roberts was previously HR Director of Barclays’ Investment Bank, and he has served as interim Group HR Director since October 2015. He will report to Group Chief Executive Jes Staley and be a member of the Group Executive Committee. 


Previously a partner at Deloitte and KPMG, Mr Roberts joined Barclays from HSBC in 2013.


Commenting on the appointment, Barclays Group Chief Executive Jes Staley said:


Tristram has served as interim Group HR Director since October this year and has already proved a highly effective member of the Group Executive Committee and leader for the HR function. Tristram was the outstanding candidate in our search process, which looked both inside and outside the bank, and I am particularly delighted to be promoting our own talent into this key role. I look forward to working closely with him going forward.”


Commenting today, Barclays Group HR Director Tristram Roberts said:


“I am delighted to be chosen to lead Barclays’ HR function. It is an especially exciting time to do so as we enter a new phase in the business’ evolution under Jes Staley. I look forward to working with him, with my colleagues on the Executive Committee, and with everyone in HR to build a successful Barclays, well regarded by all our stakeholders.” 

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Tristram Roberts - Biography


Tristram joined Barclays in July 2013 as HR Director for the Investment Bank. He expanded his remit in May 2014 to include HR responsibilities for Barclays Non-Core, and became the Interim Group HR Director in October 2015.

Prior to Barclays, Tristram was Head of Human Resources for Global Functions and Operations & Technology at HSBC, as well as Group Head of Performance and Reward. Previously, he was Group Reward and Policy Director for Vodafone Group plc.

Tristram began his career in consulting. He became a partner with Arthur Andersen in 2001 and was subsequently a partner with both Deloitte and KPMG.

About Barclays

Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays’ purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way.

With 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

For further information about Barclays, please visit our website .