Marcus Agius

Marcus Agius
Marcus Ambrose Paul Agius

Agius speaking at the CBI Climate Change Summit 2008
Born 22 July 1946 (1946-07-22) (age 65)
United Kingdom
Residence United Kingdom
Occupation Businessman

Marcus Ambrose Paul Agius (born 22 July 1946)[1] is a British financier and businessman, currently the Chairman of Barclays. He has also been appointed the senior non-executive director on the BBC's new executive board.


He was educated at St George's College, Weybridge, and gained an MA at Trinity Hall, Cambridge in Mechanical Sciences and Economics.[2] In addition, he has an MBA from Harvard Business School.[2]

Agius has been a non-executive Director of Barclays since 1 September 2006, and succeeded Matthew Barrett as Chairman from 1 January 2007. His current salary is £750,000.[3] He was previously chairman of the London branch of investment bank Lazard and non-executive chairman of BAA Limited.

He is married to Katherine (born 1949), daughter of Edmund de Rothschild of the Rothschild banking family of England, with two children, and has a close involvement with the Rothschild family estate, Exbury Gardens in Hampshire.