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Barclays appoints new IT chief operating officer

Antony Savvas

Barclays has appointed Heather Campbell in the new role of chief operating officer for the group’s chief information office (CIO).

Campbell will become a member of the Barclays CIO executive, and will report to Don Trotta, Barclays’ chief information officer.

Campbell has joined Barclays from Rogers Communications, one of the largest telecommunications and media companies in Canada.

At Rogers, Campbell was vice-president for planning, performance and governance.

Campbell previously held senior technology positions at the BMO Financial Group and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

Barclays said Campbell will take responsibility for the company’s “Getting IT Right” programme, an initiative to enhance IT effectiveness across the Barclays businesses.

Barclays also said she will lead in the areas of strategy, vendor management, governance, quality assurance and reporting, and will lead the co-ordination of the CIO IT agenda with the company’s human resources and finance groups.

Trotta said, “Ms Campbell brings strong strategic and planning skills to Barclays CIO. Her in-depth knowledge of technology and business will be invaluable to help create and develop the CIO function and support the on-going development of Barclays’ IT capability.”

Lloyds TSB recently hired Barclays IT director Kevin Lloyd as its new chief information officer for its Wholesale & International Banking (W&IB) division.

Lloyd had been Barclays’ IT director for UK banking, responsible for the full spectrum of IT services in the bank’s retail and corporate operations.

Prior to that, Lloyd had spent three years as Barclays group-wide chief technology officer, with responsibility for IT strategy, architecture, policy and governance – many of the roles Campbell will now take on.


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