Clare Barclay
Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft UK

Clare Barclay

Clare is Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft UK where she is responsible for all of Microsoft's product and service offerings in the UK and for supporting the success of our commercial customers and partners. With nearly three decades in the IT industry, Clare has a deep passion for diversity and inclusion and for helping young people succeed in tech careers across the sector. 

Prior to October 2020, Clare was Microsoft UK's Chief Operating Officer for four years where she orchestrated the direction and success of the sales, marketing and services resources in each of Microsoft UK's business groups. In this role she also led strategy and planning for the UK subsidiary, while overseeing the central marketing function for the subsidiary. 

With nearly three decades in the IT industry, most of them in diverse roles across Microsoft, Clare was previously General Manager of the Small, Medium Enterprise & Partner Group at Microsoft UK. In this role she led a team driving sales and marketing efforts, and providing comprehensive solutions for small to medium-sized businesses and Microsoft's partner community. 

Before joining Microsoft, Clare held many business development and marketing related roles within the IT and distribution channel. 

In 2019, Clare was appointed to the Advisory Council of the British Heart Foundation. She is also a member of the CBI's President’s Committee and Prime Minister’s Business Council. Clare lives in London with her husband and two young sons.