Lynne Atkin Lynne Atkin

HR Director, Personal and Corporate, Barclays

Lynne has over 25 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.

In March 2016, 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 Employee Relations.

Prior to Barclays she spent 3 years at AVIVA in HR within the Life and Pensions business. Previous to that she was at Yorkshire Electricity for 11 years as HR Director for the energy supply business, supporting the business through privatisation, with the significant skills and cultural transformation required to drive success in a highly competitive, low margin industry.

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 lives in Greenwich, married for more than 25 years to Michael, with one daughter, Jasmin, aged 26 who currently lives in New York.