Edward re-appointed Chairman of Capital Ambition

Tuesday 2 June 2015

At the annual general meeting of the London Councils Leaders’ Committee, Edward was re-appointed as Chair of Capital Ambition, London’s improvement and efficiency partnership, managing an investment fund to support projects to help the capital’s local authorities work together to deliver better value for money for their constituents. He will also serve, ex-officio, on the Leaders’ Committee, which brings together the political heads of the thirty two Boroughs, and the City of London.

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Edward Lord stands down from ASA Role

Friday 29 May 2015

Group Board chairman steps down after leading ASA through significant period of change

After overseeing a major change management programme within the national governing body for swimming and other aquatic disciplines, Edward Lord OBE has announced his decision to stand down as Chairman of the ASA Group Board with effect from 31st May 2015.

Edward was appointed in 2013 to lead the ASA’s new Group Board, which has provided the ASA with a greater business and strategic direction, as well as a firm focus on getting more people swimming.

Lord has additionally overseen a change in senior leadership at the ASA which saw the appointment of a new Chief Executive.

Commenting on his decision, Edward Lord said:

“It has been an honour and privilege to take the ASA through this complicated period of change and to get the new Group Board up and running. Now though, with Adam Paker firmly in place as our new Chief Executive, the ASA needs a different kind of chairman, and it is right that I move on to facilitate this next step.”

Responding to the news, Chief Executive Adam Paker, said:

“We are grateful for all Edward delivered for the ASA during his chairmanship. He has worked hard to raise swimming’s profile at a national level not least through the publication of the ASA’s Manifesto for Aquatics. He has fostered excellent relationships with a number of our key stakeholders, including DCMS ministers and officials, local authorities, and leisure operators. We thank him for all he has achieved on the ASA’s behalf and wish him well for the future.”


Edward elected Deputy Chairman of the City of London’s Establishment Committee

Thursday 30 April 2015

At its first meeting of the new municipal year yesterday, Edward was elected as Deputy Chairman of one of the City Corporation’s most senior bodies – the Establishment Committee.  The Committee takes charge of all human resources issues for the Corporation’s 3,200 staff, as well as being the oversight committee for the Town Clerk & Chief Executive’s Department and the Comptroller & City Solicitor’s Department, and taking the lead on equality and diversity issues.

Elected by a margin of 11 votes to 4, Edward commented “I am overwhelmed by the vote of confidence that my colleagues demonstrated in electing me. I look forward to working with them and especially our new Chairman, Stephen Haines.”

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Edward joins the Pride in London Community Advisory Board

Sunday 26 April 2015

At its meeting on Thursday 23 April, the Pride in London Community Advisory Board elected Edward to join the Board as the representative for bi communities in the capital and beyond. Commenting on his appointment, Edward said: “It will be a privilege to become involved in Pride again, having been on the Pride Trust board in the mid-1990s and subsequently part of the senior volunteer team that delivered a successful Manchester Mardi Gras in 1999.”

Since those days, Edward has remained active in the LGBT community and in wider equality campaigning and was featured in Stonewall’s 2012 publication, Role Models: sexual orientation and the workplace. He served as the Local Government Association’s national lead for equality and social inclusion for nine years and has featured prominently in the media for his campaigning for greater equality in sport.


Edward re-elected to the City of London’s Policy and Resources Committee

Thursday 23 April 2015

At its election meeting held on Thursday 23 April, the City of London’s ruling Court of Common Council re-appointed  Edward to the senior Policy and Resources Committee following a ballot. Edward came third out of nine candidates for the five available places:

Mark Boleat – 74*
Deputy Doug Barrow – 62*
Edward Lord – 59*
Henry Colthurst – 50*
George Gillon – 47*
Tom Sleigh – 46
Deputy Alistair Moss – 37
James Tumbridge – 25
Stephen Quilter – 22

with 107 out of a maximum possible 123 Members voting. Those marked with an asterisk (*) were appointed.

Edward re-joins the Board of Trust for London, after a 10 year gap

Sunday 5 April 2015

Edward has been appointed as a Trustee of Trust for London by the City of London’s Court of Common Council, re-joining the Board of the charity previously known as the City Parochial Foundation, after a gap of ten years having previously served from 2001 to 2005.  The Trust exists to reduce poverty and inequality in London. It does this by funding the voluntary and community sector and others, as well as by using its own expertise and knowledge to support work that tackles poverty and its root causes.

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