Anthony Macey

Anthony Macey

Head of Emerging Technologies, Barclays

Anthony is Barclays Ventures’ Director of Emerging Technology and leads the focus to understand and deliver experiments, pilots and new products in the areas where emerging technologies converge and create new business models. Acknowledged by the Bank of England for his insight, Anthony has been regularly advising Governments and Regulators globally on the subject of new technologies and their potential for disruption over the last five years.

With a career of over a decade in financial services, Anthony has worked in various roles across the retail network and back office, becoming a data analyst and one of the first to use big data technologies at Barclays. Specializing in Data, Anthony was one of the first to spot the potential of Blockchain technology at Barclays and played a major role in positioning Barclays as a global leader in the space. Barclays became a founder member of the Blockchain consortium R3 and has progressed a number of explorations with them. In addition Barclays is the first UK bank to offer accounts to blockchain companies, notably including Circle Internet Financial in the first quarter of 2016 and completed the first live trade finance customer transaction on blockchain technology with WAVE in September 2016. After some work exploring custody with BNY Mellon in early 2018, Anthony returned to join the newly formed BUK Ventures arm of Barclays which shares his passion for customer focused product innovation.