Chairman Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation & Former Chairman, UK Athletics
Ed Warner was appointed Chairman of UK Athletics, the sport’s national governing body, in 2007. He led the successful London campaign to host the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships as Chairman of its bid committee and has since been appointed Chair of London 2017 to lead the staging of these Championships and of the IPC Athletics World Championships in the same summer. He played a key role in securing the long term future of the athletics track at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, has been Chair of IPC Athletics for the past two years, and was awarded the OBE for services to British athletics in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours List.
Ed is a City financier and is currently chairman of investment bank Panmure Gordon and of derivatives exchange LMAX. He is a non-executive director of Clarksons, the world’s leading shipbroker, and is one of the first independent non-executives appointed at accountants Grant Thornton UK LLP. Previously, he was a leading investment strategist and held senior management positions in a number of investment banks and financial businesses.
He is a keen club runner and has completed over 15 marathons and races at all distances from 5k up to 100 miles.