"Her enthusiasm to grasp the technical aspects of the role, coupled with her dedication to building strong relationships with her clients, makes her a very welcome addition to the team,’’ commented Cameron Walker, head of relationship man
She will be based in London and will report to Ian Ewart, Managing Director, Head of Products, Services & Marketing.
Martin Taylor, who was chief executive of Barclays from 1994 to 1998, said he should have sacked Bob Diamond when he had the chance.
He joined Bank of Valletta Group in 1979 and is general manager of Valletta Fund Management. Formerly personal assistant to the bank chairman between 1989 and 1991, he was executive head of Wealth Management and International Clients.