Edward Lord, OBE

Non-Executive Chair and Director

Experienced and effective leader and adviser with particular skills in stakeholder engagement and communications; governance, strategy, and change; philanthropy and corporate social responsibility; and diversity and inclusion.


  • FTSE 350 company
  • Large (200+ employees) organisation – unlisted
  • Small to Medium Enterprise – SME (199+ employees) – unlisted
  • Not-for-profit organisation Small (10-199 employees)
  • Government owned organisation/entity
  • Local Government
  • Civic & Social Organization
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Entertainment
  • Fundraising
  • Gambling & Casinos
  • Government (state
  • local
  • federal)
  • Government Relations
  • Higher Education
  • Housing
  • Hospital & Health Care
  • Human Resources
  • Judiciary
  • Management Consulting
  • Nonprofit Organisation Management
  • Outsourcing/Offshoring
  • Performing Arts
  • Philanthropy
  • Political Organisation
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Real Estate
  • Sports
  • Governance
  • Change Management
  • Communication
  • Community Relations
  • Diversity
  • Fundraising
  • Government Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Risk
  • Senior Leadership


  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Non Executive
  • Committee Chair
  • Committee Member
  • Advisory Board Chair
  • Advisory Board Member
  • CEO
  • Executive Director

Board or Committee Experience

Title Sub Committee Company Name Industry
Board MemberBarbican CentrePerforming Arts
Non-Executive ChairCapital AmbitionLocal Government
Deputy ChairHR CommitteeCity of London CorporationLocal Government
Deputy ChairCapital Buildings CommitteeCity of London CorporationLocal Government
TrusteeTrust for LondonPhilanthropy
TrusteeCity Bridge TrustPhilanthropy
MemberAudit & Risk Management CommitteeUniversity of EssexHigher Education
Presiding Justice of the PeaceDeputy Chair, Central London Local Justice AreaJudiciary of England & WalesJudiciary
Non-Executive ChairMegalith Realty LimitedReal Estate
Non-Executive Chair/DirectorLocal Partnerships LLPManagement Consultancy
Non-Executive DirectorSocial Investment Business LimitedInvestment Management
Non-Executive ChairSwim EnglandSports
Non-Executive DirectorParkwood Holdings plcSports & Leisure
Non-Executive Deputy ChairWhittington Hospital NHS TrustHospital & Health Care
Non-Executive ChairPublic Private Partnerships Programme LimitedManagement Consultancy
Board MemberLocal Government AssociationTrade Association

Executive Career Summary

Title Company Name Industry
Managing DirectorEdward Lord LimitedManagement Consultancy
Development DirectorCity University, LondonHigher Education
Development DirectorLiverpool John Moores UniversityHigher Education}