Barry Varcoe

Barry Varcoe

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Dr. Barry Varcoe's work with Jonathan Trevor, Associate Professor of Management Practice, has a focus on Enterprise Alignment.

Specifically, this work looks at how elements of a business are arranged in such a way as to best support the fulfilment of its long-term purpose.

Barry is an internationally experienced Shared Services and Operations Senior Executive, specialising in Workplace provision, services and logistics, and also Sourcing and Procurement. This has included senior leadership roles at Zurich Insurance Group, Royal Bank of Scotland and Johnson Controls Inc. His research has concentrated on the Future of Work, and how effective change in that context can be implemented within the enterprise.

He has a PhD from Glasgow Caledonian University, is a William Pitt Fellow at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and was Chair of the international real estate association CoreNet Global in 2009-10. He is a regular international speaker and author.

Recent publications include 'A Simple Way to Test Your Company’s Strategic Alignment' (Harvard Business Review, with Jonathan Trevor), and 'Corporate Real Estate Impact on Enterprise Success' (Regus Global Report, with Dr. Martha O’Mara).