Randal Barker is a lawyer and the senior executive in Europe for BHP Billiton as head of the company’s London office. He is based in London. Originally from Canada, Randal has worked in law firms in Vancouver (Bull, Housser & Tupper), Tokyo (Anderson Mori) and London (Lovells) as an M&A and capital markets lawyer and in-house as the general counsel of a GE Capital business in Europe and as the general counsel and company secretary of two FTSE100 companies headquartered in London (Resolution plc and ENRC PLC).
He is an alumnus of Harvard, the McGill University Faculty of Law and INSEAD and is admitted to practice law in the UK, Canada and the USA. Randal is a member of the Executive Committee of the GC100 (The Association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries of the FTSE100) and leader of the Executive Committee’s Standing Group on Corporate responsibility; trust and reputation. He is also the Treasurer and a Trustee of LawWorks (LawWorks is the registered operating name of the Solicitors Pro Bono Group).