BARCLAYS has geared up for the opening of its mammoth campus at Glasgow’s Buchanan Wharf by placing key personnel in a range of leadership roles, writes Scott Wright.

The bank, which plans to create up to 2,500 roles at the £300 million site, has unveiled five managing directors across a range of divisions who will be charged with driving growth in Scotland. Staff will begin moving to the campus from 2021.

Judith Currie and Jacinta Stewart have been promoted from within bank, while Mary McIntosh will join Barclays Scotland in the summer, relocating from London to Glasgow. Scott Mackay and Raymond Mulligan have been brought in from BskyB and Credit Suisse respectively.

The hires come after Barclays announced it had created 700 new desk office jobs at Princes House on the city’s West Campbell Street as part of preparations for the campus launch.

Scott Stewart, head of Barclays Scotland, said: “These senior hires are a key part of our recruitment drive as we look to grow our significant presence in Scotland ahead of us opening our new campus at Buchanan Wharf.

“Each individual brings a diverse range of experience which will be crucial to transforming our ability to innovate and drive further opportunities in Scotland.”