Ian Edwards is Partner at More Partnership with 29 years of fundraising experience. He has advised on some of the highest profile university campaigns undertaken outside North America including Oxford, UCL and Trinity College Dublin. He advised École Polytechnique on its first campaign and is working with EDHEC Business School and Institut Pasteur. Other clients include, the Royal Academy of Music, the London School of Economics, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund the University of Pretoria and Rhodes Trust.
Ian has an MA in Social & Political Science from Emmanuel College Cambridge and counts his primary talents in fundraising strategy, campaign planning and principal gifts. He’s also known for his expertise in board and senior volunteer coaching and mentoring, articulation of the institution’s story, and developing an authentic and compelling narrative that inspires donors and volunteers.
His previous experience includes 10 years working for the world’s leading coffee and sugar trading company based in Nairobi; 5 years as the first Director of Development at Shrewsbury School; and 10 years at INSEAD, latterly as Executive Director of Development leading the team responsible for the €200m INSEAD Campaign: a business school for the world.
Ian’s contributions to the industry include serving as Chair of CASE Europe Board from 2001-04, a Trustee for Nizkor Network, Liveryman for Worshipful Company of World Traders, and Freeman of the City of London. He is also a CASE Crystal Apple Holder.
Ian lives in France and is a fluent French speaker.