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James Penny
James Penny is an Executive Fellow at King's Business School.

James Penny

Executive Fellow


Over his 32 year career within the Wealth Management industry, James has held a number of client facing roles progressing to his current role as Managing Director and Head of UK International Private banking for Barclays, where he is responsible for a multi-billion dollar portfolio. James travels extensively within, India, Asia, Russia, the Middle East and Africa and maintains personal relationships with many of the world’s wealthiest individuals and families. He has appeared on the Top 100 International Wealth Advisors list since 2007, is included in the 2019 Top 10 “Magic Circle” of Private bankers, the 2019 Top 20 men in Wealth Management list and has previously been voted by industry peers as CityWealth International Private Banker of the year. In 2018 James received a Career Achievement award for his contribution to the Private Banking industry.

Throughout his career James has been an enthusiastic supporter of female industry talent and gender diversity, initiating and then actively supporting many Mentorship and Sponsoring programmes. James has spoken widely on the subject of Gender Diversity. He is regularly sought out to mentor individuals from a variety of different industries.

James has been a School Governor at a number of maintained schools in London over a 20 year period and has worked in several socially disadvantaged London Boroughs on developing life skills for school leavers.He sits on the Boards of several Charities serving the Education and Arts sectors.

James is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and an Associate of the London Institute of Banking and Finance.