Ed Richards is a co-founder of Flint. He advises clients who face regulatory and policy challenges. Ed leads client teams working on issues in a wide range of network industries, including the digital and tech sectors, and in a range of contexts in other parts of the economy.
Before co-founding Flint, Ed spent more than eight years as the Chief Executive of Ofcom, the UK’s telecoms and media regulator. During this time, he worked closely with a wide range of UK and international institutions. Earlier in his career, Ed worked as an adviser in 10 Downing Street and led the corporate strategy team at the BBC during the advent of the digital revolution.
In addition to his role at Flint, Ed is Chair of Nesta, the UK’s innovation agency for social good.