Ed Richards is a co-founder of Flint Global Ltd. He assists clients who seek to navigate successfully developments in the policy, political and regulatory arenas. Ed works across a broad range of sectors including digital/tech and other network industries, as well as on general competition and regulatory issues.
Before co-founding Flint, Ed spent more than eight years as the Chief Executive of Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator. During this time he worked closely with the European Commission and was Vice-Chair of BEREC, the Body of the European Regulators. After leaving Ofcom, Ed led an independent review into financial services representation which led to the creation of UK Finance, a merger of six financial services associations.
Earlier in his career Ed worked as an adviser to the UK Prime Minister in 10 Downing Street, covering a wide range of domestic policy areas and helping to coordinate the introduction of significant legislation. Prior to this, he led the Corporate Strategy team at the BBC during the development of digital technology and services.