He was Chairman of the Campaign Council (2005 to 2011) for the University of Cambridge’s 800th Anniversary Campaign. The Campaign raised a total of £1.2 billion.

From 2010 to 2014, he was Chairman of Cambridge Enterprise Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University whose main role is to help academics to commercialize their discoveries.

Edward is an active member of Cambridge Capital Group, a leading angel investing organisation.  

In 2013, Edward led the foundation of Cambridge Innovation Capital plc, of which he is Chairman.  CIC is an investment business focusing on early stage technology businesses in Cambridge.  The University is the largest shareholder in CIC.