Brian McBride
Born (1955-10-15) 15 October 1955 (age 66)
Glasgow, Scotland
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow

Brian James McBride is Chairman of Trainline PLC. He joined the Board as Deputy Chair in June 2019 at the time of its successful float on the London Stock Exchange and became Chair in October 2019. He is also NED at Standard Life Aberdeen PLC and Kinnevik AB, the long established Swedish public company which invests in digital businesses like Zalando, Tele2 and Babylon. In June 2020 he was appointed by the UK Government as lead NED on the Board of the Ministry of Defence.

He was chairman of, the online fashion retailer, from 2012 to 2018.[1] He is the former managing director of in the UK.

He was born in Glasgow in 1955 and educated at Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School in Cardonald and at the University of Glasgow where he graduated Master of Arts in Economic History and Politics. During his time at university he was president of Glasgow University Union. He joined Xerox in 1977 and subsequently worked for IBM, Dell, and, from 2003 to 2005, T-Mobile where he was managing director.[2] He was also a non-executive director of the Scottish football club, Celtic F.C. from 2006 to 2010.

He is a senior adviser to Scottish Equity Partners. He has served as a Non-Executive Director of the BBC, and Computacenter PLC, and served on the Advisory Board of Huawei UK.


  1. ^ "Article in Daily Telegraph Oct 9 2012". The Daily Telegraph. London. 1 October 2012.
  2. ^ List of companies in which Brian McBride worked as director -