John Barclay In 60 Seconds

John Barclay boasts over 24 years of extensive experience as a Chartered Accountant. With a proven track record, he possesses robust skills in people management, team building, and mentoring. His approach is unwaveringly result-focused, and he excels in assessing and deciphering intricate financial data.

John’s banking and finance acumen is marked by a profound understanding of the multifaceted challenges encountered by organisations both on a national and international scale. His insights extend across the realms of commercial operations, financial dynamics, and market intricacies.

Specialist Skills

Banking Relationship

Held positions of Country Head of Retail and Country Head of Corporate Banking sales.


Led successful teams and relationships with ability to engage at all levels of an organisation, including C-suite

Management Information

Understanding of how key data is stored and accessed for accurate and timely reporting to make informed decisions in line with business objectives.

Profit Improvement

Skills in understanding key profit drivers.

Financial Operations

Skills in Treasury, Corporate Banking and Lending, Credit and financial analysis across multiple sectors and geographies, Retail Banking.

Track Record Highlights

  • Work closely with and supporting many New Zealand based firms expanding globally and many overseas firms investing in New Zealand. Partnering with clients to understand their goals, comprehensive analysis and shared knowledge has proven a successful approach for finding the solution to a wide range of challenges and problems.
  • Concluded or been involved n many significant corporate debt financings: M+A, Leverage Finance, Structured Finance, Trade Finance, Working Capital.
  • Successfully turned a loss-making division into a consistent profit contributor by developing a simple strategic plan and effective implementation, production of new and timely management information including margin analysis, increasing new revenue streams, and reducing costs.
  • Strong leadership experience, including setting up new high performing and effective teams, with the last team growing revenues with a CAGR of +42% over 4 years.
  • Consistently exceeded revenue targets despite several crises, notably the GFC and COVID, through strategic planning, consistent monitoring, developing unique sales channels, mentoring and motivating people.
  • Governance team experience, implementing significant new changes to global and domestic regulatory and compliance requirements.

Sector Experience

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Agriculture & Farming
  • Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
  • Property & Real Estate

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