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Ed Richards

Chief Executive, OFCOM

Past Speaking Events

Ed Richards is the Chief Executive of Ofcom, appointed in October 2006.

Previously Ed was Chief Operating Officer, responsible for Strategy, Market Research, Finance, HR and other functions.

Strategy responsibilities included Ofcom’s strategic thinking on the communications sector and covering economic issues and consumer policy.

Ed was previously Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister (Tony Blair) for Media, telecoms, the internet and e?govt and Controller of Corporate Strategy at the BBC.

He has also worked in consulting at London Economics Ltd, as an advisor to Gordon Brown MP and began his career as a researcher with Diverse Production Ltd where he worked on programmes for Channel 4.

Ed is also a Director of Donmar Warehouse, a Director of The Teaching Awards Trust and a member of the Centre for Economic Performance Policy Committee at the London School of Economics.

Past Speaking Events

10 March 2010 - Lunch Meeting - London

Digital Britain: Broadband future

Fast broadband internet access is critical if the UK is to diversify its industrial base and to power an expanding economy.  To achieve this the government's Digital Britain proposal aims to exploit next-generation changes in fixed and mobile networks. Discuss the latest developments in delivering this policy.