Sir David Wright

Sir David Wright
  • Vice-Chairman
    Barclays

Degree in History, Peterhouse, Cambridge. Formerly: experience in UK Diplomatic Service, Tokyo, Seoul, Paris, London; Private Secretary to UK Cabinet Secretary and Prince of Wales; 1990-94, British Ambassador in Korea; 1996-99, British Ambassador in Japan; 1999-2002, First CEO, UK Trade & Investment. With Barclays: 2003-11, Vice-Chairman, Barclays Capital; since June 2011, Vice-Chairman; Senior Relationship Adviser, UK and Asia-Pacific Region. Chairman, UK-Korea Forum. Honorary Fellow, Peterhouse, Cambridge. Honorary LLD, universities of Wolverhampton and Birmingham. Recipient of honours: KCMG (1996); GCMG (2002); Grand Cordon of the Rising Sun.