Ed Richards (chief executive)

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Ed Richards
Chief Executive of Ofcom
In office
October 2006 – December 2014
Succeeded by Sharon White
Personal details
Born (1965-08-29) 29 August 1965 (age 53)
Nationality British
Alma mater London School of Economics

Edward Charles Richards (born 29 August 1965)[1] was the Chief Executive of Ofcom, the independent regulator for the communications industry in the United Kingdom. He stepped down in December 2014.[2]

Richards attended the Portsmouth Grammar School, where he overlapped with Mel Stride, who is now a Conservative MP for Central Devon. He graduated from the London School of Economics with an Economics degree.

Richards was previously a Senior Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair and before that Controller of Corporate Strategy at the BBC. He has also worked in consulting at London Economics Ltd, and as an advisor to Gordon Brown.


  1. ^ Profile, 'MediaGuardian Top 100 2009', The Guardian, 13 July 2009
  2. ^ "Ofcom Board appoints Sharon White as Chief Executive", 16 December 2014.

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