J. Barclay Collins, a long-time executive in the energy business, was elected to the Garden Conservancy’s board of directors in 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, he was 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 in the protection of the environment and historic preservation. He is currently the chairman of the board of trustees of both the United Hospital Fund of New York and the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut, and serves on the board of trustees of the Brooklyn Hospital Foundation. He also serves on the board of the New York Botanical Garden, the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY, and numerous other organizations in the greater New York area. Barclay is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School.