Edwin Godfrey is an experienced business lawyer, now retired after a long career with major law firms in the City of London, practising in the fields of international mergers, joint ventures, commercial contracts and government projects. He holds an MA degree in law from Cambridge University, and has held positions in the International Bar Association and the City of London Law Society.
Edwin has also served on the boards of several organisations for the benefit of disabled people, at local, national and international levels. He is currently Chair of CBM Global, an international federation of charities supporting people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the global South, having served for several years as a trustee of CBM UK. With Mike Adams OBE, he was a co-founder of Purple, a UK organisation which seeks to bring together disabled people and the business world, and he continues to chair its non-profit arm Purple Conversation CIC. On the commercial side, he is a director of Clipeum IT Limited, a start-up venture in the computer services industry.