Barclays’ trade finance reshuffle continues with the appointment of Geoff Parry.

Parry joins as UK head of global corporates, trade finance and will be report to Dan Roberts, head of trade finance. As well as managing the trade finance needs of corporate clients, he will oversee the bank’s structured trade and commodities finance team.

A well-known industry figure, Parry joins from National Australia Bank (NAB), where he was most recently based in Singapore as the head of trade finance for Southeast Asia .

Before this, he spent six years with Standard Chartered as global head of trade asset management, head of transaction banking and head of trade and supply chain finance. He joined StanChart from Nedbank, where he was head of forfaiting.

Parry says: “Now is an exciting time to be in the industry and in the UK. With the economy entering into recovery mode, corporates are looking to explore further growth opportunities, and I look forward to supporting them with their trade finance needs.”

Commenting on the appointment, Dan Roberts says: “As a key home market, the UK is vitally important to our overall trade finance strategy. Geoff brings with him a wealth of global trade finance experience, which ensures he is well placed to support our global corporate clients by providing the best possible trade finance solutions to meet their needs.”