Paul O’Flaherty, Independent Director, Barclays Africa

Paul joined the Board as an independent director in February 2016. He is the Chairman of the Group Remuneration and Human Resources Committee and is a member of the Group Audit and Compliance, Group Risk and Capital Management, and the Directors’ Affairs Committees.

Paul started his career in auditing and became a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers South Africa before spending time in the construction industry in South Africa, Africa and in the Middle East. He first served as deputy chief executive officer of Group Five Limited and then chief financial officer of Al Naboodah Construction Group. From 2010 to 2013, he was the finance director and group executive for Group Capital of Eskom Holdings (SOC) Limited. Paul was most recently the chief executive officer of ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited (July 2014 to February 2016).

Paul is the chief executive officer of Al Naboodah Construction Group and a non-executive director of enX Group Limited.

Qualifications: BCom; BAcc (Hons); CA (SA).