Senior Independent Director
Edward joined the Board as a Non-executive Director in January 2014. He was appointed Senior Independent Director on 21 July 2016.
Edward became Vice Chairman of Jupiter Fund Management plc in March 2014, having been Chief Executive Officer of the company since June 2007. During his time as CEO, Edward steered the company through a management buy-out from its previous owners, Commerzbank, in 2007 and oversaw the firm’s listing on the London Stock Exchange in 2010.
Edward joined Jupiter in 1994 as a UK fund manager and held the position of Chief Investment Officer from 1999 to 2000. He started his career at Schroders in 1982 as an investment analyst before moving to Electra Investment Trust in 1986 where he was a fund manager.
Edward is a Board member of The Investor Forum, a trustee of the Esmeé Fairbairn Foundation and a trustee of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Trust.
Skills, competencies and experience
Edward has significant experience of general management as a former CEO of a private equity backed and a large listed company. Having been a fund manager for many years, he also has an excellent understanding of stock markets and investor expectations.
A member of the Remuneration Committee and, from 29 September 2016, a member of the Nomination Committee.