Ed is the former Global Assurance COO and Strategy Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He recently retired from a highly successful 30 year career with PwC where he held many leading Board and top client roles in the UK and globally as a Senior Partner. He now enjoys a portfolio of Board roles in Education, sport, thought leadership and sustainable development as well as a number of commercial interests.
Ed is Chairman of WWF-UK and a member of its International Board & Audit Committee. He is Deputy Chairman of the Higher Education Funding Council for England where he Chairs the Leadership & Governance Committee and is a member of the Enterprise & Skills and Strategic Development Fund Committees, Chairman of British Universities & Colleges Sport and a member of the Podium Board as well as a member of the Commission on the Future of Women’s Sport. In addition he is a Trustee and Treasurer of The Work Foundation, a Member of Council & Treasurer of Chatham House, a Board Member of Demos as well as Deputy Chair of the Managing Partners Forum and on the Board of Opportunity Now, the leading gender campaign within Business in the Community. He has joined the Board of the Department for Transport from 1 January 2009 where he also chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the UK Competition Commission.
He has been a regular speaker on workplace inclusiveness and gender diversity and is the joint author of a publication on the excessive burden of rules and regulation stifling innovation and creativity in UK business and society.