Dr. Barker is and Independent Corporate Governance Advisor at Barker and Associates, University of Oxford. Prior to that: Director of Corporate Governance at the Institute of Directors (UK) 2008 – 2016; Senior Advisor to the Board of ecoDa, Chairman of the ecoDa education committee, board member of EWoB ASBL. He sits on several corporate governance advisory boards, e.g. Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and ISS European Governance Exchange.
Dr. Barker is a visiting lecturer at the Said Business School (Oxford), ESSEC (Paris), UCL (London) and the Ministry of Defence (UK). He has worked as an external adviser on corporate governance for international organizations, e.g. the EBRD, IFC and the Asian Development Bank.
Prior to that Dr. Barker spent 13 years as an investment banker, in London and Zürich, in UBS and Bank Vontobel. He is the holder of a doctorate on corporate governance from Oxford University and also has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in economics, finance and political science from the universities of Cambridge, Southampton and Cardiff. Dr. Barker is a UK member of the European Economic and Social Committee since October 2015.