Edward led the formation of Wild Search in 2010 following his earlier career in executive search with Odgers Ray and Berndtson. Prior to Wild Search he established and led the Board and Non Profit practices at an established boutique firm, specialising in appointments of Chairs, Non Executive Directors and Finance Directors. He has worked for a wide range of membership, professional and trade bodies, arts and tourism organisations, charities, educational organisations and housing providers; in addition to work for corporate clients on national and international searches.
His early career was pursued in education (working for four of the Financial Times’ 100 leading independent schools) and charities (including Cancer Research UK and Addaction). His final role in education was as the first ever Development Director of Hampton School. He is the author of 'School by the Thames' (James and James 2005) and, with Neil Carmichael MP, 'Who Governors the Governors?' (Wild ReSearch 2011), 'Stronger Boards, Better Education' (Wild ReSearch 2012) and 'Building Better Boards: An Opportunity for Education' (2015). He has been a columnist on politics and education for regional newspapers and magazines, in addition to being regularly quoted by The Sunday Times on senior appointments and the rural economy. He has edited a number of Wild Research publications. He was educated at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Edward is a former trustee and co-founder of Never Such Innocence and a trustee of the Long Shop museum.