Ian Edwards

Ian Edwards


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Enthusiasm. It’s why I work in philanthropy and what’s special about More Partnership. It’s how we make an impact on those who partner with us and why what we do makes all the difference. Some years ago I came across this quote from Walter Chrysler…

“You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hope rise to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eye. It is the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of your will and your energy to execute your ideas. (…) Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress. With it there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.”

Some I've worked with recently

  • Fondation Arc
  • Africa Research Excellence Foundation
  • British Academy
  • Climate Central
  • Cambridge University Boat Club
  • Denville Hall
  • McDaniel College
  • Magdalen College School
  • Middle Temple
  • Moorfields Eye Charity
  • Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Palestinian Museum
  • Toulouse School of Economics
  • Sciences Po
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Years of fundraising experience: 25


  • Strategic advice
  • Coaching and mentoring board-level executives
  • Campaigns
  • Major gifts
  • Cross-border fundraising
  • Public speaking

Before More

  • Executive Director of Development, INSEAD
  • Director of Development, Shrewsbury School Foundation
  • Partner, ED&F Man
  • MA Emmanuel College, Cambridge – Social and Political Sciences

Outside More

  • Director of Nizkor Network, an international human rights NGO
  • Director of Timelapse Library Limited
  • Liveryman, Worshipful Company of World Traders and Freeman of the City of London
  • CASE Crystal Apple holder for teaching excellence
  • Appreciating France (where I live) and French wine
  • Returning as often as possible to East Africa (where I used to live)
  • Aspirational golf – it can only get better
  • A desire to add to my 550 hours of flying time – one day