Ed has been a Trustee with Aspire since 2013.  Since 2000 he has worked across the investment sector, strategy and financial services, and more Trustee Ed Pattinsonrecently the Impact sector.  Currently a Principle Consultant with a leading London based umbrella Fund Management company, he has previously spent three years scaling social ventures with the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs.

Originally analysing Bill Gates’ Teledesic Satellite system project while working on his thesis at Oxford University, Ed then moved into the investment world and quickly became an entrepreneur himself, founding Warranty EX, which he sold after three years of growth. 

Paraplegic from the age of 25, Ed is also a semi-professional film and classical music composer and enjoys many sports such as skiing and scuba diving.