Barclays Australia hire

Barclays Capital names Cynthia Whelan as new Australia chief executive

Former DCM head Cynthia Whelan takes on the chief executive role for Australia and New Zealand at BarCap.
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Barclays Capital yesterday named Cynthia Whelan as chief executive for Australia and New Zealand as it continues to build its Australian investment banking capability.

Whelan has also been appointed to Barclays Capital’s Asia-Pacific executive committee and will maintain her current role as head of investment banking AustraliaNew Zealand a role she has held since 2009, when Barclays announced its intention to compete with Australia’s leading investment banking franchises UBS, Macquarie and Goldman Sachs.

With Australia’s resources boom in full flow, Whelan will be responsible for driving the continued growth of the bank’s business there. Based in Sydney, she will report to Robert Morrice, Barclays’ chairman...

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