Edward Astle

Edward is currently Chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Manchester and a non-executive director of Openreach Ltd. Much of his earlier career was in the telecoms and utilities sectors, where he was successively a main board director of Cable and Wireless, BICC and National Grid. From 2008 to 2013 he was Pro-Rector Enterprise at Imperial College London. As a non-executive, he has served on the board of Intertek Plc and on BT’s Equality of Access Board, and has been deputy chair of Engie UK’s Advisory Board and of the prisoner reading charity Shannon Trust.