Edward has spent the last 20 years as an entrepreneurial leader of businesses in the Telecom and IT sector. Previously, he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in London, before setting up his own consulting practice.
In 1999, he joined one of his clients, Alternative Networks, which was a UK telecoms business services provider, and became Finance Director. Over a 16-year period, he floated the business on the LSE AIM market, led the business through rapid organic growth and made a number of acquisitions. In 2012, he became Chief Executive, before the business sold in 2016.
Since then, Edward has invested in and been appointed Chairman of several privately backed technology businesses, and private investment companies.
His relevant skill sets include:
- Leading, mentoring and supporting senior executive teams
- Putting a high-performance finance function at the heart of any organisation
- Strategy setting and scaling up business in rapid growth environments
- M&A and integration of businesses
Edward is married and has 4 children still in full time education.