Colonel Paul John Edwards (MBE)
Paul Edwards is a retired Army Colonel. Following an early career as a Foreign Exchange trader in the late 1980’s Colonel Edwards commissioned into the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in April 1990. He has military operational experience encompassing Northern Ireland, the first Gulf War and several tours to the Former Republic of Yugoslavia.
A graduate of the Army Command and Staff Course, Cranfield School of Management (MSc) and Kings College London (MA), Col Edwards is interested in the psychology of high performing teams and has previously collaborated with Portsmouth University investigating how individuals cope under stressful conditions. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a member of the Chartered Institute of Leadership and Management (PG Dip), the Energy Institute and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
He is an avid mountaineer having climbed around the world for over 40 years (He is currently an Honorary Vice President of the Army Mountaineering Association). Other interests include skiing, sailing and cycling. In 2012 he led the British Services Antarctic Expedition, taking 24 Service men and women to the Antarctic continent for two months, during the 100th Anniversary of the death of Capt (RN) Robert Falcon Scott, for which he was awarded the MBE in the New Year’s honours list.
Paul is married to Elizabeth and they have two children, William (20) and Harriet (18).