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A renewed vision for St Paul’s Cathedral

New Executive Director, Global Partnerships

St Paul’s Cathedral has appointed a successful development professional with extensive experience of culture and heritage to lead its campaign to deliver a vibrant cathedral for present and future generations.      

The Cathedral Chapter is delighted to announce Andrew Edwards has been appointed Executive Director, Global Partnerships and will take up the role in January 2017. 

Andrew is currently the Chief Executive of the Canterbury Cathedral Trust where over the last five years more than £32m has been raised from a range of funders, including the Heritage Lottery Fund, charitable trusts and individuals both in the UK and USA.  He has also led change as Chief Executive of the National Churches Trust and has worked at high profile organisations including freelance roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Wales Millennium Centre.

A graduate in Religious Studies from King’s College London, Andrew has successfully led commercial income generation, marketing and communications strategies; at St Paul’s he will be responsible for the new marketing and communications function in addition to the existing Development Department.

Announcing his appointment The Reverend Canon Tricia Hillas said, “I’m delighted that we will be welcoming Andrew as a member of the senior team at St Paul’s.  This newly created role will allow Andrew to combine his proven fundraising leadership and success with an expanded marketing and communications function”. 

The Registrar, Emma Davies said, “St Paul’s Cathedral has a highly ambitious strategic plan that requires a step-change in our approach to deliver. Andrew’s achievements, not least his recent success at Canterbury Cathedral in helping secure a significant Heritage Lottery Fund grant, demonstrate his experience in delivering exactly what we are seeking - a strengthening of our local, regional, national and international partnerships. I am very much looking forward to working with him as Executive Director, Global Partnerships”. 

Andrew said, “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the team at St Paul’s Cathedral, and look forward to helping shape and deliver an ambitious and aspirational vision for the future. St Paul’s occupies an iconic status right across the world, not only as an architectural masterpiece, but a place that enriches and transforms lives. I am hugely excited by the scale of ambition and the opportunity to be part of a community in the heart of a dynamic world city”.