Barney Harford

Chief Operating Officer


Chief Operating Officer

Barney Harford is Uber's Chief Operating Officer, responsible for global ridesharing strategy, operations, marketing and customer support. He is also responsible for the company's food-delivery business, Uber Eats.

Barney previously served as CEO and board director of Orbitz Worldwide from 2009 to 2015. Orbitz Worldwide was acquired by Expedia for $1.6B in 2015. During Barney’s tenure, the company launched the Orbitz Rewards loyalty program and built the Orbitz Partner Network into a leading provider of private label travel solutions to airlines, hotels, travel agencies, and banks. Prior to Orbitz Worldwide, Barney served in a variety of roles at Expedia, Inc. from 1999 to 2006 including as President of Expedia Asia Pacific from 2004 to 2006. Prior to Expedia, Barney was a strategy consultant with The Kalchas Group.

Barney currently serves as a board director of United Airlines and RealSelf.

Barney grew up in the United Kingdom. He received an undergraduate degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD.