Donald Brydon


Donald Brydon had a career in asset management, first at British Airways and then at Barclays where he built the forerunner to today's largest asset manager in the world. He developed indexation and turned Barclays (later BZW) into a major quantitative investment manager.

Following Big Bang he led BZW before building AXA's global investment management business.

Board Mandates

Mr Brydon is Chairman of London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) since August 2015. He is also Chairman of Sage Group plc. since 2012, Chairman of and of the Medical Research Council.

In addition, he is a member of the Board of the Foundation of the Science Museum and Chairman of the charity 'Chance to Shine'.

Mr Brydon stepped down as Chairman of Royal Mail Group plc. in September 2015.

In the past Mr Brydon has been Chairman of Smiths Group plc, the London Metal Exchange, Amersham plc, Taylor Nelson Sofres plc and the ifs School of Finance as well as a Director of Allied Domecq plc and Scottish Power plc. He is a past Chairman of EveryChild.


Mr Brydon was awarded an OBE in 1994 and a CBE in 2004 for services to the financial services industry.

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