Sir David Walker

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Sir David Walker
Occupation Chairman of the Board
Employer Barclays Bank plc

Sir David Walker is chairman of the board of Barclays Bank plc. He joined the board as a non-executive director in September 2012 and became chairman in November 2012.[1]

He is a member and a trustee of the Group of Thirty and previously served as Treasurer of the Group.

He also co-led the independent review of the report that the FSA produced into the failure of Royal Bank of Scotland and was a member of the four-person committee chaired by Lord Woolf (former Lord Chief Justice) into ethical business conduct at BAE Systems plc.


He began his career in the British Treasury, where he served until 1977, with a temporary assignment to the International Monetary Fund in Washington. He held several key positions at the Bank of England, where he became one of four executive directors. He was chairman of the Securities & Investment Board and, ex officio, a nominated member of the Council of Lloyd’s.

He was a non-executive member of the Court of the Bank of England, a non-executive board member of the former CEGB and subsequently of National Power plc. He was formerly chairman of Reuters Venture Capital, vice-chairman of the Legal and General Group plc and was chairman of the London Investment Bankers’ Association for 4 years.

He was also chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley International, and then chairman. He retired as chairman of Morgan Stanley International in December 2005 but remained a senior advisor until the end of August 2012.

In 2015, he became the chairman of SETL, a blockchain-based data storage system.[2]



  1. Sir David Walker. Barclays Bank.
  2. The Board. SETL.