Maria Richter (65)
Independent non-executive director

BA, Juris Doctorate

Board committee memberships:
  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Remuneration and Human Resources Committee
  • Nominations Committee

Maria Richter is an experienced non-executive director who has served on a diverse range of UK and International boards. She previously served on the board of National Grid plc in the UK from 2003 to July 2014 where she was the chairperson of the finance committee and member of the audit and nominations committees. She currently sits on the boards of Rexel Group, France, a global leader in the professional distribution of energy products and services, and Bessemer Trust, a US wealth management company, and is a member of the audit and compensation committees of Rexel and the remuneration committee of Bessemer Trust.

On 1 September 2017, she joined the divisional board of Barclays International and in April 2018, she transitioned from Barclays International to the board of Barclays Bank plc and is a member of both its risk and remuneration committees. Maria’s professional career spanned 1980 to 2002 during which time she served in various positions at the former Dewey Ballantine, Prudential, Salomon Brothers Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co.