Jim Barclay

Job Role
Independent Governor
Jim Barclay


Appointed March 2019

Jim Barclay is an experienced public transport professional, Finance Director and Non-Executive, and has worked across the public and private sectors. He is a qualified accountant and his background includes 8 years as Finance Director of a £360m public transport organisation, which included tourism operations. Since 2013, Jim has successfully developed a portfolio career drawing on his strategic management and leadership experience, and centred on rail franchising tender bid and evaluation work and support to a number of SME clients. Jim’s experience includes formulating and executing strategy, decision making, communicating vision, relationship building, leadership, lobbying, risk management, crisis management, financial acumen, effective negotiation, procurement, public speaking, networking, bid preparation and tender evaluation. His experience as a Non-Executive Director has included a number of private and public organisations, including the retail, leisure, maritime and higher education sectors. He is currently Trustee and Treasurer for the Campaign for Better Transport.