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 and cosmetics 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 then hired by Michael Dell to run Dell's operations in the UK and Northern Europe. Following that, Brian 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.
Henry Jackson, Founder and Chief Executive of OpCapita, said: "I am absolutely delighted to welcome Brian as our Chairman. We have an enormous amount of respect for his broad range of experience, particularly in technology and online retailing, and have very much enjoyed working with him on a number of successful investments over the past ten years. I look forward to Brian's involvement across our current portfolio and in new investments to help us drive sustainable value creation."