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Our chairman and chief executive

David Bernstein Photo of David Bernstein© Info

David is a chartered accountant with a CV that includes non-executive chairman roles at Blacks Leisure Group, French Connection and Sport and Leisure Group. He was also a non-executive director at Carluccio’s and joint chief executive of the Pentland Group. He is currently chairman of Ted Baker.

He has been heavily involved in the football world as chairman of Manchester City, Wembley Stadium and the Football Association. He was recognised in the 2014 New Year Honours list, receiving a CBE for his services to football.

David has recently been appointed to the FIFA taskforce to fight discrimination worldwide.

His work within the charity sector includes the role of president at Level Playing Field and chairman of its European counterpart, Centre for Access to Football in Europe. These charities aim to improve facilities and create a more accessible and inclusive match-day experience for disabled supporters throughout the UK and Europe.

David joined the British Red Cross as chair of the board of trustees in January 2014.

Sir Nicholas Young

Sir Nicholas Young© Info

Nick has been chief executive of the British Red Cross since July 2001, heading a senior management team of 10 directors who lead on the charity’s strategy and implementation of policies laid down by the board of trustees.

Nick acts as an ambassador for the organisation with government, the media and major donors.  Internationally, Nick plays an active part in the work of the Red Cross Movement.   In the UK, he is actively involved in the work of the voluntary sector as a whole.  He has carried out various missions overseas for the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent societies and on behalf of the UN, and has accompanied our President, HRH The Prince of Wales on his visits overseas to see the work of the Red Cross after major disasters.

Nick was knighted in 2000 for services to cancer care through Macmillan Cancer Support, where he was also chief executive. In 2011, Nick was the awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award by the Civil Society and the Queens Badge of Honour in 2012.

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