Sir Rodney became Chairman of the London Marathon Charitable Trust in April 2015. The trust owns London Marathon Events Limited: a company who organise or assist the organisation of mass participation sporting events, including the London Marathon, Ride London, Swim Serpentine & the BigHalf. All profits made by the events company are gifted to & distributed by the trust. In the 40 years since the first London Marathon was held in 1981, the Trust has distributed over £90 million to projects in London & beyond whilst the participants have raised over £1 billion for their charities.