Alistair Currie

Head of Barclays Corporate Banking at Barclays Plc

Alistair Currie

Alistair Currie

Head of Barclays Corporate Banking at Barclays Plc


Head of Barclays Corporate Banking

Appointed: 1 April 2019

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Alistair Currie joined Barclays in August 2017 as Chief Operating Officer & Head of Product for Corporate Banking and is a member of the Corporate Banking and the Barclays International COO Executive Committees. In October 2017 Alistair became Co-Head of Corporate Banking and in September 2018 Alistair was appointed as Head of Corporate Banking.

Prior to joining Barclays, Alistair was at the ANZ Banking Group in Australia where he most recently held the role of Group Chief Operating Officer, responsible for technology, shared services, operations and property, and played a key role in the ANZ’s digital transformation. Before taking up this role in 2011, he had previously joined ANZ in 2008 as Managing Director, Transaction Banking.

Before ANZ, Alistair spent 18 years at HSBC in a variety of international banking roles in the UK, Middle East and Asia including President and CEO of HSBC, Taiwan, between 2007 and 2008. As Regional Head of Trade Services, HSBC Asia Office in Hong Kong from 2004 to 2007, Alistair further developed HSBC’s market-leading trade finance position in the region and from 2001 to 2004, he was COO, Wells Fargo HSBC Trade Bank NA, San Francisco.

With 27 years as a banking professional, Mr. Currie has a wealth of experience in institutional, large corporate, mid-corporate and consumer client segments as well as transaction banking, trade finance, cash management and technology, and a track record in delivering business transformation and high quality customer outcomes.

Alistair was born in Scotland and grew up in Hong Kong. While currently based in London, his career has taken him all over the world and he has lived and worked in the UK, several countries in Asia, the UAE, America and Australia. He holds a Master of Science (Management) from Imperial College, University of London and a Bachelor of Science (Design & Technology) from Brunel University.


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Wells Fargo HSBC Trade Bank, NA
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

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Bachelor of Science (Design & Technology)

Brunel Business School is a Logistics and Supply Chain company located in United Kingdom.

Master of Science (Management)

Imperial College London (officially The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) is a public research university located in London, England, specialising in science, engineering, medicine and business. A former constituent college of the federal University of London, it became fully independent on 9 July 2007, as part of the celebrations of its centenary.

Career History
Head of Barclays Corporate Banking

Barclays Plc operates as a bank holding company that engages in the business of providing retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management services. The company operates through two divisions: Barclays UK and Barclays International. The Barclays UK division comprises the U.K. retail banking operations, U.K. consumer credit card business, U.K. wealth management business and corporate banking for smaller businesses. The Barclays International division comprises the corporate banking franchise, the investment bank, the U.S. and international cards business and international wealth management. Barclays was founded on July 20, 1896 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Chief Operating Officer
2002 - 2008
Group Chief Operating Officer
2000 - 2016

Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Our history dates back over 175 years. We are committed to building lasting partnerships with our customers, shareholders and communities in 32 countries in Australia, New Zealand, throughout Asia and the Pacific, and in the Middle East, Europe and America. We provide a range of banking and financial products and services to around 8 million customers. We employ 48,000 people worldwide. Business strategy We aim to become a super regional bank. This involves growing our presence in the Asia Pacific region and source 25-30% of earnings from our Asia Pacific Europe and America Division by 2017, while also being very focused on growth in our core domestic businesses in Australia and New Zealand. We have a coherent strategy to drive competitive advantage:

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