Ed Anderson is an economics graduate and a qualified accountant.
He has been Chairman of the Airport Operators Association since 2008 and has been involved with airports for most of the past 32 years, since joining Leeds Bradford Airport as Assistant Airport Director in 1982. He was also Deputy CEO at East Midlands Airport in the late 1980s and was CEO of Leeds Bradford Airport from 1997 to 2007. During this period Leeds Bradford trebled in size and it attracted a new based low cost carrier, Jet2.com. Ed oversaw the sale of the airport to Bridgepoint Capital in 2007.
In addition to his role at the AOA, Ed has been Chairman of the Yorkshire Building Society since 2007; he is a member of the Council of the University of Leeds; is a Trustee of the Leeds International Piano Competition; and has recently joined the board of Opera North.
In addition to having very wide tastes in music, Ed is a keen follower of cricket and he will be delighted if, by the time of the BAG Dinner, Yorkshire have been confirmed as County Champions for 2014.