Mike Ashley

Audit Committee Chair


Mike Ashley joined the Barclays board as a non-executive director in September 213, and is currently audit committee chair. He was formerly head of quality and risk management for KPMG Europe LLP (ELLP), which formed part of the KPMG global network, where his responsibilities included the management of professional risks and quality control.

Mike was a member of the ELLP board and was also KPMG UK’s designated ethics partner. Mike has over 2 years’ experience as an audit partner, during which he was the lead audit partner for several large financial services groups, most recently HSBC Holdings and Standard Chartered plc and also for the Bank of England.

Mike has an in depth understanding of auditing and the associated regulatory issues, with specific experience of large, global banks.