ChairFrancesca Barners

Francesca first joined as a Trustee of Penny Brohn UK in 1998 and was elected Chair in 2007.

Francesca retired from a 27 year career in finance in 2008. Having read Geography at Oxford, Francesca started her city career at Chase Manhattan Bank in 1980 where she worked in multiple roles in the US and UK.

Francesca left to travel extensively for 18 months then joined Swiss Bank / UBS in 1993 for a fascinating 16 years in restructuring, loan portfolio management and ultimately running the global private equity business.

Francesca now pursues a portfolio of voluntary and commercial activities including non-executive director of Coutts & Co, non-executive director of CapVis and a member of the council of the University of Southampton.