NEWS: Bowes leaves Barclays after restructuring

Kate Bowes, director of corporate affairs for Barclays Bank, is to leave in January after 18 months with the group.

Kate Bowes, director of corporate affairs for Barclays Bank, is to leave

in January after 18 months with the group.



Previously head of corporate affairs for five years at the London Stock

Exchange, Bowes joined Barclays in July 1995 to manage a wide-ranging

review of its corporate communications and develop a brand strategy for

the group.



Heading a team of 38 staff and reporting directly to chief executive

Martin Taylor, she was responsible for press and public relations,

public affairs, community affairs and internal communications for the

group’s 80,000 staff worldwide. Investor relations is handled separately

by IR head Elizabeth Wade.



Under Bowes’ restructuring press and PR, public affairs, internal

communications and investor relations will be grouped together under

Wade, who takes the title of director of corporate communications.



Responsibility for the three remaining communications functions -

European lobbying, community affairs and brand strategy - will fall

under finance director Oliver Stocken, chairman Andrew Buxton and board

director Graham Pimlott respectively.



Bowes, who has not yet lined up another job, claimed that she was

leaving because her job at Barclays had largely been completed.



‘I have finished the brief I agreed with Martin Taylor and I’ve sort of

reviewed myself out of a job,’ she said. ‘I would prefer to take on a

broader role within an organisation.’



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