Matt Hammerstein - Business in the Community
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Matt Hammerstein

Chief Executive

Business in the Community Leadership Council

Matt Hammerstein is Chief Executive of Barclays and is a member of the Group Executive Committee. 

Matt is also Head of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility. He leads a team that supports the delivery of the bank’s strategy and is focused on helping Barclays act responsibly for the common good and the long-term. He is responsible for the Public Policy agenda, working closely with governments, regulators, the media and key policymakers to deliver for Barclays customers, clients and stakeholders. 

Before this role Matt was the CEO for Barclays Bank UK, covering Retail Banking, Investments and Wealth UK, Business Banking and Barclaycard UK. 

Prior to that, Matt was Head of Retail Lending covering both the secured and unsecured lending businesses. Matt joined Barclays in 2004 as Director of Group Strategy, later progressing to become the Group Chief of Staff; a key strategic role in which he provided vital support to the Group CEO during the financial crisis. Matt went on to manage Barclays Group Corporate Strategy and Corporate Relations, Barclays Customer and Client Experience in Retail and Business Banking and Barclays UK Retail Products and Segments. 

Before Joining Barclays, Matt was a Senior Management Consultant at Marakon Associates where he worked for 12 years in the financial services, consumer products and energy sectors within the Americas and Europe. 

Matt is a member of the UK Finance Board, Charities Aid Foundation America Board and sits on the Money and Pensions Service Adult Advisory Group.  Matt is also Chair of the FCA Practitioner Panel and active ambassador in Barclays for inclusion, wellbeing and anything that makes the workplace more fun.