Edward’s early career was with the British Army, where he was accepted for Officer training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.
Upon leaving the Army, Edward initially pursued a successful sales career in the IT industry, before joining a leading commercial mine clearance company as Head of Business Development. During his time there, he was directly responsible for doubling the revenue of the company, winning significant new business in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Edward’s key career achievement was to then take a new mine clearance company to market, from initial business plan, through seed financing, to securing initial contracts and exit. Edward had overall responsibility for all commercial aspects of the company, including sales, marketing and finance. Within six months the company had secured its first contract, with seismic survey company Western Geco, followed by a multi-million pound contract with the United Nations. During the time Edward was in charge, the company doubled revenue year on year for four successive years. His experience in creating effective company structures, developing and implementing strategic plans, selling complex solutions, managing costs and maximizing shareholder value means that as a non-executive director, Edward brings a great deal to IMM.
An honours graduate in Maritime, Business and Law from Liverpool, Edward has also completed an MBA at Birmingham University.