K-Club Breakfast Speaker – 14th November 2013

“The Future is Mobile” 

Brian McBride

Chairman, ASOS PLC

Brian is the Chairman of ASOS PLC, the leading on-line fashion retailer. He is also Non-Executive Director on the Board of the BBC, Senior Non-Executive Director at Computacenter PLC, Chairman of Mxdata and is Senior Adviser with Scottish Equity Partners.

Brian is also a member of the Advisory Board of Huawei UK, the UK subsidiary of the Chinese Global Communications provider, and a member of the Advisory Board of Numis PLC; the leading Investment bankers and stockbrokers. He is also a member of the UK Government’s Digital Advisory Board, established in April 2012 to help steer the digital delivery of Government services to citizens in the UK and a member of the Court (Governing Body) of the University of Glasgow.

Brian left Amazon.co.uk in September 2011 after 5 years and having led it through its high growth period. He began his career with Xerox and subsequently worked in Senior Executive/VP roles at IBM, Crosfield Electronics, Madge Networks, Dell Computers and as Managing Director of T-Mobile (UK).

He has been a Non-Executive Director of Celtic Football Club PLC and SThree PLC, and has an MA (Hons) in Economic History from the University of Glasgow.