Barton, a Canadian, was educated at the University of British Columbia and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He joined the Toronto office of McKinsey in 1986 and has focused on financial sector reform, governance in the public and private sectors and globalization. He has served clients in a range of industries ? including banking, consumer goods, high tech and industrial ? helping transform institutions from local and regional players into global leaders. Barton led McKinsey"s office in Korea from 2000 to 2004, and serves on McKinsey’s Shareholder Council, the firm’s senior governance body.