Ian Edwards

Ian Edwards


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Enthusiasm is 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; I carry it with me all the time:

“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

  • Cambridge University Rowing
  • CASE
  • École du Louvre
  • EDHEC Business School
  • Emmanuel College, Cambridge
  • ESMT Berlin
  • Fondation de l'École Normale Supérieure
  • Fondation ISAE-SUPAERO
  • Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques
  • Institut Pasteur
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Magdalen College School
  • Mission Lucidity
  • Nelson Mandela Children's Fund
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Toulouse School of Economics
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg


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

Before More

  • Executive Director of Development, INSEAD
  • Development Director, Shrewsbury School
  • Founding Trustee, Wilderness Trust
  • Partner, ED&F Man
  • Sugar Trader, Tate & Lyle International
  • MA Social and Political Sciences, Emmanuel College, Cambridge

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
  • Loving living in France the more so having become a French national
  • French wine
  • Returning as often as possible to East Africa (where I used to live)
  • Aspirational golf – it can only get better