Richard Barker is former vice chairman of the board and director of Capital Group International, Inc. (CGII), as well as former vice chairman of the board of Capital International Limited (CIL). Barker joined Capital Group International in 1971 and has also served as chairman of the board of Capital Guardian Trust Company and as director of the Capital Group and Capital Management Services. He managed US equity portfolios for the organization for 26 years.
He is a trustee of the Brown University Sports Foundation, and the BASIC Fund, and is the immediate past chairman of the San Francisco Ballet. He is also president emeritus of the Branson School and a trustee emeritus of Brown University, the California Film Institute, Landmine Survivors Network, Marin General Hospital Foundation, and the Naval War College Foundation.
Barker is a graduate of Brown University and did graduate study at the University of Connecticut School of Business.