Shane Corstorphine - Experienced COO/CFO who mentors internet start-ups

Director, Performance & Execution at Barclays Corporate



Work category

Banking Insurance and Financial Services



Having obtained a Masters in Engineering from Durham University, I then qualified as a Chartered Accountant working in London with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Following this I set up and ran a successful online retail business which raised £250k seed equity after achieving our aggressive growth plan. Upon realising that the Entrepreneurial lifestyle was a little too high risk for me I then worked in Europe's most successful mid market leveraged finance team with RBS in London for a few years which looked at over 340 businesses in 2007 alone. Following this I joined the Leveraged Finance Team in Barclays Corporate, Scotland and in 2009 joined the Scotland Board as head of the finance and operations team. This role expanded in 2011 to encompass the Global Natural Resources team with focuses in Singapore, Dubai, West Africa, Europe and the US. I am now UK&I Sales team COO working directly with the MDs of the UK&I Barclays Corporate sales teams.

Shane Corstorphine's Professional Experience

2011 - Present

Barclays Corporate - Director, Performance & Execution

COO for the UK&I Barclays Corporate Sales Team. Responsible for driving and executing strategy across the UK&I businesses. Strong focus on delivering income growth and enhanced Returns on Capital.

Key Skills
2009 - 2011

Barclays Bank PLC - Head of Business Management, Scotland and Global Natural Resources

I head up the finance and operations team for Barclays Corporate Bank in Scotland. The role is a cross between FD and Director of Operations, supporting the growth of this rapidly growing business. A key focus of the role is formulating and driving strategy as Barclays Corporate becomes a major provider of banking in Scotland.
As well as sitting on the Board for Barclays Corporate in Scotland, I am also on the Board for our Global Natural Resources team. I help formulate and execute global strategies for the Natural Resources team (comprising Oil & Gas, Mining and Metals, and Commodity Traders).

Key Skills
Banking finance strategy
2008 - 2010

Barclays - Associate Director, Leveraged Finance

Associate Director within the Leveraged Finance Team in Edinburgh. Focus is predominantly on Private Equity and Corporate Buy Outs in the central belt as well as Oil and Gas Transactions in Aberdeen.

Key Skills
Associate Director finance
2006 - 2008

RBS Structured Finance - Assistant Director

Assistant Director in Europe Leading Mid-market leverage finance team. Led a number of deals including the LLP to Ltd of GVA Grimley, The SMBO of Coffee Nation to Milestone Capital, and P2P of Reliance Security and many more.

Key Skills
2002 - 2005

PwC - Associate

CA Qualified within ~ Investment Management division

Key Skills
Investment Management

Shane Corstorphine's Education and Qualifications


Masters/PostGrad - Masters, Mechanical Engineering

University of Durham

Bachelor/Degree - ,

Merchiston Castle School

Shane Corstorphine's Additional Information


All sports but particularly rugby, tennis and golf.
Travel and Scuba Diving.


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