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Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas

Managing Director and Chair, Barclays Green Banking Council

Rhian is Chair of the Barclays Green Banking Council and represents Barclays on the UK Government Green Finance Taskforce, the City of London’s Green Finance Initiative and the Banking Environment Initiative's Fintech Taskforce.Rhian-Mari Thomas, WBEF

Rhian began her 17-year banking career at Barclays Investment Bank, where she spent 10 years in Leveraged Finance and Financial Sponsors coverage. She subsequently held a succession of senior leadership roles at Barclays Corporate Bank, including Head of Group Products and Global Product Chief Operating Officer responsible for business development, product governance and control, and international product strategy.

Latterly, Rhian was Head of Foreign Exchange and International Payments across Barclays Personal and Corporate Bank, a significant global business generating revenues of c. £500m. Rhian joined Barclaycard in January 2016 as a Chief Commercial Officer for Barclaycard Business Solutions, responsible for commercial strategy, data analytics and governance.

Rhian is a fluent Welsh speaker and holds a PhD in Physics from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Rhian is a passionate advocate of diversity and fairness and she was awarded the Barclays Woman of the Year Award 2014/15 in recognition of her efforts to support the inclusion agenda both within Barclays and the broader community. In both 2016 and 2017 Rhian was ranked in the Financial Times Outstanding Top 30 Global Executive LGBT Allies list.