Ed Richards is a co-founder of Flint. He advises clients who face regulatory challenges, and assists them in adapting to, and making the most of, competition and policy developments. Ed also leads client teams working on issues in the digital/tech sector and in a range of 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 telecoms and media regulator. During this time, he worked closely with the European Commission and was Vice-Chair of the Body of the European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). After leaving Ofcom, Ed led an independent review into financial services representation, which led to the merger of six financial services associations in the UK.
Earlier in his career Ed worked as an adviser in the office of the UK Prime Minister and headed the corporate strategy team at the BBC.