Lynne Atkin MBE, Vice-Chair of the Women’s Business Council Lynne Atkin

HR Director, Barclays UK and Group Head of Learning Barclays Bank UK PLC

Lynne has over 30 years’ experience within HR. Working within the energy industry and financial services. Lynne joined Barclays in 2005 becoming the HR Director for UK Retail and Business Banking in 2009. She also assumed responsibility for HR in Europe in 2013.   

Following the Bank’s strategic review, in May 2014 Lynne became the HR Director for Personal and Corporate Banking, leading the HR function supporting the business and its c40,000 colleagues. At the same time Lynne also became the Head of Employee Relations across Barclays.

Between March 2016 and March 2017, Lynne was appointed HR Director for Barclaycard in addition to her existing role as HR Director for Barclays UK (formerly known as PCB) and Head of Central Employee Relations.  With the stand up of Barclays Bank UK PLC, Lynne is now HRD for BUK. She also remained Head of Central Employee Relations until July 2018.  In July 2018, Lynne also became the Group Head of Learning in addition to her existing role as HR Director for Barclays UK. 

Lynne is passionate about diversity and inclusivity in Talent Management and Early Careers, becoming the driving force behind the Bank’s Apprenticeship Programme, and culture and engagement in driving business performance.  She was awarded an MBE for services to HR in Banking in 2017. Lynne holds qualifications in Business, Finance and HR strategy from Harvard, Stanford and Leeds Metropolitan University.