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Ed Richards

Managing Partner, Flint Global Ltd

Ed is currently a Managing Partner at Flint Global Ltd, a business advisory firm specialising in policy and regulatory issues. Flint operates across Europe.

Prior to that, Ed was Chief Executive of Ofcom, the UK media and telecoms regulator for eight years. In that role, he worked closely with the European Commission, was Vice Chair of the Body of the European Regulators (BEREC) and as a founding member of ERGA, the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services. He oversaw UK content regulation, the Broadcasting code and the regulatory oversight of Public Service Broadcasting.

Prior to joining Ofcom Ed was a Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister working in 10 Downing Street and before that he led the Corporate Strategy team at the BBC.

He began his career as a researcher with Diverse Production Limited where he worked on programmes for Channel 4. He was awarded a CBE for services to the communications industry in 2015. He is a Governor of the London School of Economics.