Sir Donald Brydon was elected Chairman of Chance to Shine’s Board of Trustees in September 2014 and brings a wealth of experience to the charity.

He had a 20-year career with Barclays Group, followed by 15 years with the AXA Group, including holding the posts of Chairman and Chief Executive of AXA Investment Managers. He has since chaired several FTSE 100 companies, with experience of a wide range of domestic and international industries.

He is currently Chairman of The Sage Group plc and the London Stock Exchange and was previously Chairman of Royal Mail plc. Donald was the first Chair and driving force for the formation of international development charity, EveryChild.

Sir Donald received a knighthood in the New Year's Honours List 2019 for services to business and charity.