'There aren't many people in this business that act like me' - Ian Rand, CEO, Barclays Business Banking

A career in the military taught Ian Rand how to lead. But the boss of Barclays Business Banking had a lot to learn when it came to diversity.

by Stephen Jones

‘There aren't many people in this business that act like me,’ says Ian Rand, the boss of Barclays Business Banking.

This might sound like the kind of bravado you'd hear on The Apprentice but Rand makes the claim without a hint of arrogrance.

It's 8am and he's sitting in a corner meeting room on the 30th floor of Barclays' Churchill Street HQ. In between conversations about leadership, the future of business banking and diversity, the 48-year-old talks about his experiences racing, breaking and repairing high-performance sailing dinghies near his north Norfolk home.

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