Eileen Cronin will head up the region’s wealth and investment office, which provides private banking and wealth management services to high net worth clients.

Cronin’s appointment also sees her return to Barclays after spending seven years working with HSBC Private Bank.

Commenting on the hire, Ben Gulliford, director for Barclays wealth and investment management offering in the Midlands and South West, said: ‘As we continue to grow our regional footprint it is crucial we have the best talent in place to lead this expansion.

‘With Eileen’s experience and proven track record, we are confident she will help to continue to strengthen our offering across Wales and deliver superior local service and tailored wealth solutions to our clients.’