Martin Taylor to join Goldmans

MARTIN TAYLOR (left), the former chief executive of Barclays, is to join the US investment bank Goldman Sachs as a part-time special adviser this autumn.

Mr Taylor, who quit his pounds 750,000 job at Barclays last year, will work one or two days a week for Goldman Sachs, advising the bank on its operations in Europe and Asia.

Since leaving Barclays, Mr Taylor, 47, has taken up a non-executive directorship at Antigenics, a small pharmaceutical company which is developing a treatment for cancer. It also emerged last week that he is working on a part-time, unpaid basis for the Government, advising it on how to stem the pounds 2bn loss of tax through tobacco smuggling.