Clare Williams is Head of Reputation Risk Management at Barclays. Reputation Risk is one of Barclays’ eight Principal Risks, with the unit sitting in the first line of defence within the Corporate Relations team, acting as subject matter experts.
Clare has worked for Barclays since 2007, joining as Head of Corporate Communications Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. She performed this role until 2015, when she took on responsibility for Diversity & Inclusion and Citizenship programmes in the region, before moving to London in 2016 to assume her reputation risk role.
Prior to joining Barclays, Clare was Head of European Communications at Nomura, based in London. She has previously held financial services communications roles at Credit Agricole and HSBC/Samuel Montagu. Before embarking on her corporate communications career, Clare worked in the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office with postings to Paris, Moscow and Mexico City; in her final two years in the FCO she worked in the Foreign Secretary’s Private Office. After leaving the FCO she worked for a year in the family office of an Omani businessman and diplomat.
Clare is on the advisory panel of Soulful Enterprise, and is an alumna of the Hong Kong University/Meraki Executive Search “Women’s Directorship Programme”.