John is Executive Chairman of Barclays PLC. He was appointed to the Board in January 2015 and became Chairman in April 2015. John was previously Chairman of Aviva plc, having joined the Aviva Board in September 2011 and became Chairman in July 2012. John is currently a non-executive Director of Westfield Group and Old Oak Holdings Ltd, and was Chairman of FirstGroup plc until July 2015. 
John McFarlane "was appointed as a non-executive director of Westfield Holdings Limited in February 2008. He is the former Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Australian & New Zealand Banking Group Limited. Mr McFarlane holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. He is a former Group Executive Director of Standard Chartered Plc, Head of Citibank in the United Kingdom and Managing Director of Citicorp Investment Bank Ltd."