From answering a Barclays recruitment advert in a music magazine some 30 years ago, Helen Kelly’s successful career with the bank has now seen her appointed as Managing Director, Head of Europe for Barclays Corporate Banking. Here she reflects on her professional journey thus far and explores some of the key challenges facing European treasurers today.
Managing Director, Head of Europe, Barclays Corporate Banking
Eleanor Hill, Editor, TMI (EH): Congratulations on your new role. How has your career progressed to this point, and what attracted you to this position?
Helen Kelly (HK): Thank you. Believe it or not, I’ve been with Barclays for more than 30 years now. It all started when I was 18 and replied to a Barclays recruitment advert on the back of Smash Hits magazine. So, with the job lined up I travelled from a small town in Northern Ireland to the fabulously diverse city of London, which was fantastic on both a personal and professional level.