The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) announced in November 2017 a new initiative they called New Generation. The goal of this initiative was to bring in new faces and perspectives to this organization. They have now completed this initiative and brought in a number of new people at the top levels of CPS. With about one year until Brexit occurs this organization needs to figure out how to help British voters in a Post-Brexit world.
There are four areas that CPS is aiming to address. These are taxes and how much it costs to live in Britain, housing and planning, the welfare of the public, and business and entrepreneurship.
One of the new faces Graham Edwards. Graham Edwards is going to be managing the housing and planning area. He will fill two positions which are CPS Research Fellow and leading their Housing Policy Group as its chairman. He has been the chief executive officer of Telereal Trillium for the past several years. Under his leadership, this company has grown into being one of Britain’s biggest privately owned property firms. His job at CPS is to increase the number of homes being built and the number of people who own homes.
Graham Edwards is a graduate of the University of Cambridge. He earned his master of arts in economics there in 1987. Just recently Graham Edwards went back to school and earned another master’s in international relations and national security studies at King’s College London.
It was in 2001 that he became the CEO of Telereal Trillium (Glassdoor). Prior to that he worked for a number of different firm’s including Talisman Global Asset Management where he was the CIO. He also worked for Merrill Lynch Investment Management for a number of years.
In addition to these roles, Graham Edwards has been an active philanthropist. He has been on the board and/or committees of a number of public-interest groups over the years, like CPS. These other ones are the British Friends of Hebrew University, One Voice Europe, and Portland Trust. He uses the skills he has developed in the business world in order to provide guidance to these organizations.