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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 fintech 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 15 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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Dr Svein Richard Brandtzæg

Dr Svein Richard Brandtzæg

Dr Svein Richard Brandtzæg recently stepped down as CEO of the global aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA and is currently Vice Chairman of DNB ASA, Chairman of Veidekke ASA, an Independent Director at Swiss Steel Holdings AG  and a Non-Executive Director of SCR-Sibelco N.V., Belgium. Brandtzæg is also Chair of a Norwegian Government Committee for Business development.

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Paula Reynolds

Paula Reynolds

Paula Reynolds is Chairman of National Grid plc,  a member of the Board of BP plc, and General Electric Co., and also chairs the remuneration committee at BP. Paula is the chair of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and is Trustee Emeritus and former Chair of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the leading cancer research center in the Western U.S.

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Gérard Mestrallet

Gérard Mestrallet

Gérard Mestrallet is Honorary Chairman of ENGIE, Honorary Chairman of SUEZ, Executive Chairman of AFALULA, Non-Executive Director on the Board of Societe Generale SA, Board member of the Executive Committee of the Saudi Electricity Company and Co-Chair of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.

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Victor Chu

Victor Chu

Victor Chu is Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong-based international investment firm, and Non-Executive Director of Airbus SE. Victor has served as Director and Council Member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, as a member of the Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel and an Advisory Committee Member of the Securities and Futures Commission.

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