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Meet Our Board

Introducing our experts…

Tom Spaul

Tom has enjoyed a long and successful career as an Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer and Board Member with Veolia Environmental Services, the UK listed £1.5bn turnover subsidiary of Veolia Environnement, and its forerunners.

Toms non-executive portfolio is focussed on roles to which he is transferring relevant skills and experience gained in his time with both the private and public sectors within the environment and waste management arena’s such as governance; compliance; strategy; operations; acquisitions; integrations; disposals; increasing shareholder value and providing independent and objective advice.

Jim Aspin

Jim has held a number of board positions in the public and private sector including both large scale and niche consultancies specialising in public sector transformation.

Jim set Edge up in 2010 and provides the leadership, drive, support and sector expertise to the senior team. Jim is a thought leader in innovative and compelling commercial engagements that set Edge apart in the manner in which it engages with its clients. Jim lives in Cheshire with his partner, daughter, cats and a very much underutilised set of golf clubs!!

Richard Hall

Richard is a proven leader of large logistical workforces, previously holding senior positions for RAC plc, Royal Mail and Rentokil Initial plc. With a blend of public sector, blue-chip and regulated company experience, Richard is a leader of teams delivering large scale public sector transformation.

Specialising in operational strategy, organisation, performance management and ‘Total Place’ solutions, Richard also has key service expertise in local government environment, waste, passenger transport, fleet and building asset management. Richard has also led successful collaborative initiatives between Local Authorities and wider public sector organisations. He regularly writes articles and thought pieces for a number of public sector publications on the subject of innovative solutions to meet the local government efficiency agenda.

Brian Cotter

With over 25 years of senior operational experience firstly in telecoms and subsequently in Local Government consultancy work Brian brings a wealth of experience to his role of Operations Director.

Brian has managed major transformation programmes across numerous Local Government service areas, in particular he has lead a number of transformation programmes in the area of passenger transport and fleet transformation saving many millions of pounds for our clients. A keen golf player and ardent fan of Manchester City football club Brian lives in Cheshire with his wife and two children.

Paul Eastwood

Prior to joining EDGE Paul spent over 20 years in management and operations in major blue-chip financial and property sector organisations. In last 10 years Paul has brought his commercial expertise to bear in the public sector, specialising in major change implementation, with particular focus in housing maintenance, passenger transport and customer services.

Paul has led major programs of cultural change and service improvement whilst consistently delivering significant financial efficiencies for a range of local authorities across the UK. Assignments have included property and asset reviews, housing maintenance management, fleet management and maintenance change programs, passenger transport improvement and customer service transformation.

Paul has worked with the full spectrum of local authorities from large counties to major unitaries, city and borough councils.

Chris Marsh

After several years in senior management roles in the private sector, Chris has provided change leadership to Public Services since 2005 delivering a wide range of transformation projects. He has specific expertise in customer services, environmental services, transport and fleet.

Chris has led various successful multi discipline change programmes in as many as 12 Councils around the country from Central London Boroughs to Welsh County Councils.

Tom Spaul

Tom Spaul

Non Executive Chairman
Jim Aspin

Jim Aspin

Managing Director
Richard Hall

Richard Hall

Operations Director
Brian Cotter

Brian Cotter

Operations Director
Paul Eastwood

Paul Eastwood

Operations Director
Chris Marsh

Chris Marsh

Director