Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2017
Ed Anderton has had a career working in a wide variety of roles across the social sector including education, conflict resolution charities, charitable foundations and central government.
His current role at Access - The Foundation for Social Investment is focussed on understanding how to make social investment work for as wide a range of social organisations as possible. Ed is primarily responsible for Access’ capacity building programme, a 10-year, £60M fund to give grants to social organisations either preparing to take on investment, or developing better infrastructure for the market as a whole. He also leads on data and systems at Access, taking a hands on, agile approach.
Prior to joining Access, Ed spent three years at Nominet Trust, where he led their involvement in the 360Giving open data initiative, and he was principal researcher for the Nominet Trust 100.
Ed feels that Clore Social Leadership’s fellowship programme is a great opportunity for him to broaden his skills and build relationships with his fellow Fellows which will provide a rich set of perspectives of the social sector. This in turn will inform his work at Access, in understanding and articulating how social investment may or may not feel relevant or ‘accessible’ from these perspectives.
Current principal role: Strategy and Policy Manager
Current principal organisation: Access Foundation