Barclaycard general counsel replaced by Africa head

Barclays has replaced its head of legal for Barclaycard with the general counsel of its Africa group.

Mark Edwards will take on the role as general counsel for Barclaycard from 4 October this year, replacing Rachel Harris who was sent on secondment to Northamptonshire County Council in May this year.

During his time at the bank, Edwards has worked in a number of divisions in a legal capacity including Barclays’ head office and its private clients group.

Harris is expected to remain on secondment for 12 months, which began in May. According to a spokesperson at Barclaycard, Harris’ role on her return to Barclays has not been determined yet, but will be decided nearer the time.