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Sir Donald Brydon CBE

Sir Donald Brydon CBE

Experienced Chairman: FTSE 100, Public Sector, Private Sector
Experience CEO: Private Sector

  • 32 years of senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in financial services, software and computer services, metals, real estate, insurance, healthcare, energy
  • Experience as a Nomination Committee Chair, Audit Committee member, Compensation Committee member
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Current Positions

Sir Donald Brydon is Chairman of Sage Group plc and Chairman of the fin tech firm Tide Holdings. 

Industry Knowledge

Sir Donald was Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group plc, Chairman of the Royal Mail plc, Smiths Group plc, the London Metal Exchange, Amersham plc, Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, the ifs School of Finance and EveryChild. He has also served as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Allied Domecq plc and Scottish Power plc. 

Sir Donald had a 20-year career with Barclays Group, during which time he was Chairman and Chief Executive of BZW Investment Management and acting Chief Executive of BZW followed by fifteen years with the AXA Group including holding the posts of Chairman and Chief Executive of AXA Investment Managers and Chairman of AXA Framlington. 

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Jim Hagemann Snabe

Jim Hagemann Snabe

Jim Hagemann Snabe is currently Chairman of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S, Chairman of Siemens AG, Vice-Chairman of Allianz SE, and a Member of the Board of Trustees at the World Economic Forum. He is also a Senior Advisor to Nordic Alpha Partners, a Council Member of Balderton Capital (UK) LLP, and an Adjunct Professor at the Copenhagen Business School.

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Laura Cha, GBM, GBS, JP

Laura Cha, GBM, GBS, JP

Laura Cha is Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd and Chairman of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp Ltd. She is a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc. and the London Metal Exchange Limited.

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Dr André Lévy-Lang

Dr André Lévy-Lang

Dr André Lévy-Lang was previously CEO of Paribas Group, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rothschild & Co, a member of the Executive Board of the French Banks Association and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the French Employers Association. He is currently Chairman of Les Echos SAS, Board member of Rothschild Martin Maurel and the Institut Français des Relations Internationales. 

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Jorma Ollila

Jorma Ollila

Jorma Ollila previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Nokia, as Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc and Chairman of Outokumpu Oyj, the global leader in stainless steel. Jorma is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alma Media Corp, Chairman of Miltton Oy and Chairman of Xinova LLC. He is also a Board member of TBG AG and of Tetra Laval International SA and an Advisory Partner of Perella Weinberg Partners LP.

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