Edward is a former Special Adviser to Douglas Hurd (as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary, including during the negotiation of the Maastricht Treaty). He is the author of CGE paper: ‘Seeking the Common Ground – Building a new constructive relationship between Britain and the European Union’ (2017). Edward advises companies in the oil, gas and mining sectors on license to operate and governance issues and was previously Executive Vice President External Affairs of Anglo American plc.
He is Chairman of the Institute of Business Ethics and a trustee of development NGO Care International (UK) and chair of its Programme and Policy Committee. He was involved at board level in the formation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
Edward was awarded the Robert Schuman Silver Medal for services to European unity in 1983.