Chief Operating Officer
Chris McCrum is the chief operating officer for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Reporting to the president, he aligns administrative operations in furtherance of the Foundation’s strategic goals and in support of its staff, grantees, and other external partners.
Prior to joining the Foundation, he was the chief administrative officer of Barclays Global Investors (BGI), a large institutional asset manager. In this role he was responsible for human resources, corporate responsibility, real estate, business continuity management, and security. Additionally, Chris served as a member of BGI’s Board and US Executive Committee. During his tenure as CAO, he championed and led a corporate responsibility function that incorporated philanthropy, diversity and environmental affairs. He also served as head of human resources and co-chief financial officer. Prior to his time at BGI, Chris spent two years with internet start-ups, including serving as chief financial officer of a web hosting company. Previously, he worked in finance at Bank of America and with auditing firms Price Waterhouse and KPMG. He is a board member of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco.
Chris holds a B.A. in accounting, with honors, from Exeter University in England. He is also a UK Chartered Accountant.