Robert McClatchey joined Barclays Capital in 1992 from KPMG where he had qualified as a chartered accountant in 1990. The bulk of his career was spent in Barclay’s Infrastructure Funds private equity business in the UK and European markets investing in assets characterised by long term cash flows and project finance. Until 2013 he was Managing Director of the business where he was responsible for the full range of investment activities: due diligence, financing, risk assessment, selection, structuring and negotiation of investment opportunities; strategic and operational management of the investee companies’ boards.
Since 2013 he has taken on a number of Chairmanship and non-executive roles focusing on governance, strategy and operational management. He is currently Chairman of the UPP Group, a major developer and operator of student accommodation with UK Universities and a director of a number of start-up ventures.
He is also a Governor of the King’s School Worcester, a Governor of The Arts University Bournemouth, and a trustee of the Foundation for Liver Research.
He read Economics at King's College Cambridge where he attained a double First.
He lives in Coombe Bissett, Salisbury and is married with one son.