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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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Doug Baker

Doug Baker

Doug Baker is Chairman of Ecolab Inc, global leader in water, food safety and infection prevention solutions and services. He is Lead Director on the Target Corporation Board and on the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers. He previously served 10 years on the U.S. Bank Board of Directors.

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Charles Allen

Charles Allen
Lord Allen of Kensington, CBE

Charles Allen (Lord Allen of Kensington CBE) is currently the Chairman of Global Media and Entertainment (Classic FM, Capital, Heart, Smooth, LBC, X Radio, LBC, Gold and Outdoor) Chairman of the Invictus Games and Advisory Chairman of Moelis & Company, a global independent investment bank.

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Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates is Chairman of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc, John Lewis Partnership Pensions Trust Limited and the Diversity Project Charity. She is Non-Executive Director at Alliance Trust plc, of the Worldwide Healthcare Trust and a member of the investment committees of Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd and the BBC Pension fund.

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Dominique Reiniche

Dominique Reiniche

Dominique Reiniche serves as Chair Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, a global bioscience company that develops natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. She is also the Chair of the Board of Eurostar EIL and is a member of the Board of PayPal Luxembourg, Deliveroo plc, Mondi plc, as well as a Severn Trent plc.

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