Eddie enjoyed thirty five years in UK Government service, in defence, security and foreign affairs. From 2011 to the end of 2016 he was Chair and CEO of HMGCC, a part of the FCDO, specialising in the engineering, manufacture and integration of secure communications and other tech systems for Government.  Since leaving HMGCC, Eddie has acquired a portfolio of Non-Executive and Advisory roles helping deep tech British start-ups and scale-ups to grow, especially in London and Oxford.  He is a Fellow of the IET.