16 February 2009
The Church of England’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) has appointed Edward Mason as its new Secretary.
Edward currently heads the London office of Independent Diplomat, a non-profit diplomatic advisory group which he helped to establish. After Wadham College, Oxford, where he read History, Edward previously worked for the Foreign Office, serving in various posts over fifteen years, including at the British Embassies in Oslo and Zagreb.
John Reynolds, EIAG Chairman, welcomed Edward’s appointment: “I am delighted that Edward is to become Secretary to the EIAG, bringing with him valuable experience and skills. The EIAG’s role is especially important in the current economic climate and Edward will play a key part in both ethical investment policy and engagement with companies.”
Edward is married to Fiona. They have two daughters aged five and two and are members of the congregation of St Michael’s Church in Southfields, south-west London.
He said: “I am looking forward to supporting the EIAG as it reviews and develops its ethical investment advice and engages on ethics with companies in which the Church of England investing bodies hold shares. The Church of England is in a unique position to play a leading role in the development and practice of both ethical investment and engagement on ethics with business.”
Edward takes up his new post, based in Church House, Westminster, at the beginning of March.