Chatham House: Independent thinking on international affairs

Ed Smith, BA, FCA, (Hon)LLD, FRSA

Ed is the former Global Assurance COO and Strategy Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He retired in 2007 from a 30 year career with PwC where he held many leading roles as a senior partner.

He now enjoys a portfolio of Board roles in education, transport, health, thought leadership and sustainable development as well as a number of commercial interests. He is Chairman of WWF-UK and a member of its International Board. He is Pro Chancellor and Chair of Council at the University of Birmingham, Chairman of the Student Loan Company and Chair of British Universities & Colleges Sport. He is also a Board member at the Department for Transport, a member of the Competition Commission and a non executive Board member and Chair of the Audit Committee at NHS England.

He has been a regular speaker on workplace inclusiveness and is the joint author of a publication on the excessive burden of rules and regulation stifling innovation and creativity in UK business and society.

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