Director General, Alliance for IP
Eddy has been involved in the world of intellectual property for 20 years. He joined the Alliance as Director General in 2014 where he works to drive policy across a range of IP related issues, ensuring that there is a legislative regime that helps realise the value and contribution of IP rights in the UK and in export markets globally.
Previously he worked for Sanctuary Group, a large independent music company, where he was Head of Corporate Communications, and then as Director of Communications and Membership for FACT, the content protection organisation.
The Alliance for Intellectual Property represents 23 trade associations from across the creative, branded and design sectors with a collective interest in ensuring that IP rights are valued in the UK. Members include representatives of the audio visual, music, games and business software, sports rights, branded manufactured goods, publishing, retailing and design sectors.
Chairman, Evening Standard Ltd & Independent Print Ltd
Co-founder, Webber Phillips & Former President & Deputy Chair, John Lewis Partnership Council
Assembly Member and Cabinet Secretary for Education, Welsh Government
Former Chairman of Arsenal and the Football Association
Former UN Assistant Secretary General