J. Barclay Collins II

Sharon, Connecticut

Barclay Collins, a long-time executive in the energy business, was elected to the Garden Conservancy’s board of directors on September 17, 2015. He is the former Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Hess Corporation, the New York-based global energy company. Prior to joining Hess, he was General Counsel of City Investing Company; before that, an attorney with Cravath, Swaine and Moore.

Throughout his business and professional life, Barclay has been a committed volunteer leader in health care, education, and the arts as well as with organizations involved in environmental sustainability and historic preservation. He is currently the Chairman of the board of trustees of the New York Botanical Garden and past chairman of both the United Hospital Fund of New York and the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut, and also serves on the board of the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies and numerous other organizations in the greater New York area. Barclay is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School.