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Business speaker, Brian McBride, is President of the CBI, Chair at Trainline PLC and NED at  Abrdn (Standard Life Aberdeen). He is also Lead Non-Executive Director on the Board of the UK’s Ministry of Defence, a UK Government appointment. He is also a Senior Adviser with Scottish Equity Partners.

Brian was Chairman of ASOS from 2012 to 2018. He was CEO of Amazon.co.uk from 2006 to 2011. He held senior roles at IBM in USA and UK, Dell Computers and as Managing Director of T-Mobile (UK). He has been a Non-Executive Director of Celtic Football Club PLC, SThree PLC, Computacenter PLC, AO.com, Kinnevik AB, and has served as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the BBC,  a member of the UK Government Digital Advisory Board, a member of the Huawei Advisory Board  and a Senior Adviser to Lazard’s Global Financial Advisory business.

Brian is an outstanding speaker on the themes of innovative disruption, leadership, change, the rise of mobile and social media in retail and how to engage with the new breed of customer. Client comments include “Brian McBride inspiring the young people of Smithy today” Smithycroft Business Education

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