Chief Financial Officer – UK & Continental Europe
Barry is a chartered accountant with over 30 years of financial services experience. Barry joined Societe Generale in January 2013 as a Managing Director, initially as UK Chief Financial Officer for Newedge (SGIL) for the pre- and post-period of successful integration into Societe Generale. In September 2014, he moved into the SG UK Chief Financial Officer position, with responsibility for managing +150 finance professionals and staff transversally across the UK perimeter, covering SG London Branch, SGIL, and the SG Private Banking Group. He is responsible for providing financial service to all UK entities and business lines, including managing both on-shore and off-shore activities and resource performance.
He is currently a Non-Executive Director on the Board of SGIL and a Director of Societe General Investments Ltd, both since 2015.
Before joining Societe Generale, Barry spent nine years with the Standard Bank of South Africa, most notable spending seven years as the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer for the Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong, with oversight of all day to day operational support functions for the bank across eight regional countries. Prior to that he worked for over 12 years in various management roles with Enron Corp, both in the UK and the United States, including the pre-and post-bankruptcy periods with the former global energy company.
Barry started his career with Arthur Anderson in 1987, where he qualified as an ACA. He is a graduate of the University of Essex (1984-87, BA Hons: Accounting, Finance & Economics 2:1).