New Head of UK Retail, Wholesale & Healthcare at Barclays Corporate Banking

Barclays has appointed Karen Johnson as the National Head of Retail, Wholesale and Healthcare for its Corporate Banking business.

Karen has more than 25 years banking experience, working with a wide range of businesses from owner managed through to multinationals. She joined Barclays in 2015 to lead the Large Corporate team in the North West, managing key clients in the region and with additional responsibility for Retail & Wholesale across the whole of the North of England. Before Barclays, Karen was at RBS where she worked in a variety of senior roles spanning business development, turnaround, portfolio management and real estate.

In addition to her Retail, Wholesale and Healthcare responsibilities, Karen is Co-Chair of Barclays’ Corporate Banking Diversity and Inclusion Council, and last year won the Business Impact Champion Award for her work on the ‘This is Me’ campaign to address mental health in the workplace.

Commenting on her appointment, Karen Johnson said: “Our industry specialists set Barclays apart and help us to cultivate long-standing relationships with our clients. By taking on the national leadership of our Retail, Wholesale and Healthcare teams, I’m looking forward to working with our talented client managers to provide the right financing options for the businesses we support in these sectors to help them grow and thrive.”