Diane is currently General Counsel and Company Secretary and a member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Limited (“ABB”), the publicly listed international power and automation technologies company based in Switzerland, where her responsibilities include Head of Legal and Integrity Group. She was formerly Senior Vice President and General Counsel of EADS, the European aerospace and defence company.
Commenting, Sir David Walker, Group Chairman, said, “I am pleased to announce Diane’s appointment to the Barclays Board. Her background in legal and regulatory matters and in leading cultural change at ABB will bring a valuable perspective to the Board as we implement the TRANSFORM agenda and embed Barclays new Purpose and Values. Her appointment also underlines Barclays commitment to diversity as we seek to achieve our aim for 2013 of having the Board comprise 20% women.”
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