J. Martin Taylor
| J. Martin Taylor |
(millionaire, businessman, banker)
|Member of||Bilderberg/Steering committee|
UK Millionaire banker and businessman. Former Bilderberg steering committee
J. Martin Taylor is a multi-millionaire UK businessman and former member of the Bilderberg/Steering committee. He is former chief executive of Barclays Bank and former external member of the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee.
In 1984, he joined the board of Courtaulds, becoming chief executive of Courtaulds Textiles by 1990. He became chief executive of Barclays four years later, in 1994, remaining there until 1998. He joined the board at retail chain W H Smith in 1999, eventually becoming chief executive before departing in 2003.
He was a member of the UK Parliament select Committee for Science and Technology for five years. He also joined the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and compiled their 2001 Commission on Public/Private Partnerships report, where he insisted there should be 'no ideological barriers to private sector involvement in "core" public services such as clinical and intermediate health care, the management of education and local government services.'
Taylor is vice-chairman of the board of RTL Group, and was formerly chairman of the agrochemical company Syngenta AG and of the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture. He was an international adviser to Goldman Sachs until 2005.
He was appointed to the Bank of England Financial Policy Committee in March 2013, but retired in 2020.
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