Donald Brydon

Donald Brydon was the Chairman of Royal Mail Group from 2009 - 2015.

Donald led the Board that was responsible for the appointment of Royal Mail’s current CEO, Moya Greene. During his time as Chairman, he worked with Moya on the continued transformation of Royal Mail. Donald was also was the driving force behind changing the Dangerous Dog Act in England and Wales in May 2014. The change meant that postmen and women had legal protection over attacks by dogs when they enter private property, including a customer’s garden. Prior to joining Royal Mail, Donald had a 20-year career with Barclays Group. He has since chaired several FTSE 100 companies, in addition to his experience of a wide range of domestic and international industries. Donald is Chairman of Sage Group plc, London Stock Exchange Group plc and the Medical Research Council.

Donald was succeeded as Chairman of Royal Mail Group by Peter Long. Peter has over 20 years’ experience transforming large customer-focused companies. He joined Royal Mail from TUI AG where he was Joint Chief Executive. From 2007 to 2014, Peter Long was Chief Executive of TUI Travel PLC and from 1996 to 2007 he served as Group Managing Director and then Chief Executive of First Choice Holidays PLC. Prior to joining First Choice he was Chief Executive of Sunworld and the travel division of International Leisure Group. His past Non-Executive Directorships include RAC plc, Rentokil Initial PLC, where he was the Senior Independent Director and Debenhams PLC.