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Mark HardingWhat attracted you to the role? I have spent a lot of time advising banks in my career, either as outside counsel or in-house, so I feel very comfortable operating in that environment. It is also only with a UK bank that an English lawyer is likely to have the opportunity of filling the group general counsel role. This is a rare opportunity to direct the legal affairs for the whole of the bank and to provide legal input on strategic and operational issues at the highest level. I also really like the members of the Barclays’ team I have met, which is an important factor in any move.

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