Candidates for Barclays Chair emerge

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An airport supremo and the former boss of the group behind the Financial Times are in the running to become the new chairman of Barclays, it has emerged.

The Daily Express reports that Sir Howard Davies and Rona Fairhead are said to be among candidates under consideration for the top job at Barclays, which has undergone an overhaul after banking scandals.

Davies is heading up the Government’s review of UK airport capacity and has also been a deputy governor of the Bank of England and chief of the Confederation of British Industry.

Fairhead spent seven years as chief executive of the FT, part of publishing group Pearson, and is also a non-executive director of rival banking group HSBC. Barclays is seeking a new chairman to replace Sir David Walker, who succeeded Marcus Agius a couple of years ago when he left following the outcry over Libor rate-rigging allegations.

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