Brian McBride joined OpCapita in 2022 as Chairman, following more than ten years of involvement with the firm as a co-investor and informal adviser on a number of previous investments. He provides senior counsel to our investing activities, participates in our weekly and monthly portfolio reviews and serves on OpCapita's Investment Committee.
Brian brings extensive experience in technology and online retailing, including serving as CEO of Amazon UK, where he was responsible for building up its UK operations, and Chairman of ASOS, an online clothing retailer with $5 billion of revenues globally.
He is also the incoming President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which represents over 190,000 businesses in their relationship with the UK government.
Brian began his career selling photocopiers for Xerox in Glasgow before joining IBM, where he worked in the UK and in the USA for them. He was hired by Michael Dell to run Dell's operations in the UK and Northern Europe. Brian then became the Managing Director for T Mobile where he launched 3G in the UK.
He is currently Chair of Trainline PLC, on the Boards of the BBC and Abrdn PLC (the former Standard Life Aberdeen) and is currently the Lead NED on the Board of the Ministry of Defence. He previously served as Senior Adviser to Lazard's Global Financial Advisory business and Senior Adviser to Scottish Equity Partners.