Julie Wakefield

Head of Governance and Operational Rigor, Barclays Bank Delaware

Julie Wakefield serves as head of Governance and Operational Rigor for Barclays Bank Delaware (BBDE). As part of the BBDE Executive Committee, she partners with the Chief Controls Office and Chief Operating Office stakeholders to ensure robust governance, effective operation of controls and timely remediation of issues within the ban.

Julie has worked at Barclays in a series of global governance and business transformation roles for more than 20 years including working in the UK, US and South Africa. She moved with her family to the US in 2018.

Most recently she served as Business Manager for US Consumer Bank (USCB) and was responsible for leading the CEO office, strategic planning and acting as chief of staff to the CEO. Prior to that she was Program Execution Director for Barclaycard International where she led restructuring of the of the card businesses and other regulatory changes to comply with UK Structural Reform and operational resilience legislation.

She joined Barclaycard in 1997 as part of its management development program after graduating from Loughborough University with a Ba(Hons) in European Studies.