Brian McBride

ASOS Chairman

Brian McBride is the chairman of online retail giant, ASOS. Additionally, McBride is also chairman of Wiggle Ltd, the online cycling and tri-sports business. Prior to holding these positions, McBride was the managing director of Amazon UK.

Originally from Glasgow, McBride studied at the University of Glasgow, where he later graduated Master of Arts in Economic History & Politics. During his time at university, McBride was the president of Glasgow University Union. He later joined Xerox in 1977, and subsequently worked for IBM and Dell. Furthermore, McBride also held the position of Managing Director at T-Mobile from 2003 – 2005.

McBride was also a non-executive director of the Scottish football club, Celtic F.C. for four years. More recently, McBride is a Senior Non-Executive Director PLC, Senior Advisor to Scottish Equity Partners, a member of the UK Government’s Digital Advisory Broad and he is a member of the Court of the University of Glasgow. McBride has served as a Non-Executive Director of the BBC and Computacenter PLC, and served on the Advisory Board of Huawei UK.

In 2016, McBride was named as a senior Adviser to Lazard’s Financial Advisory business, with a focus on the technology sector. A leading After Dinner Speaker, McBride draws upon a wealth of experience within the technology and retail sectors, to deliver an unforgettable presentation of his life events, his personal motivation and much more.

To book Brian McBride as the technology speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Brian is known to cover the following topics:

  • Business Management
  • ASOS & Online Retail
  • Internet Trends
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Disrutpion
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cryptocurrencies

Listen to Brian discussing trends of the internet, here: