Ed Alford

Ed Alford

"Our vision at BP, to engage more girls and women into STEM careers, is being elevated by our partnership with everywoman and the Modern Muse project, which will promote the fantastic careers of women of all ages in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics."

With over 20 years of international business experience in the IT industry, Ed is an experienced senior executive who has worked in the Oil industry as a Global CIO and Senior VP in BP’s Top 100 Leadership team. Prior to BP, ED worked for Andersen Consulting Ventures, securing funding of $45M from 2 major oil companies to start up a technology company in the Oil and Gas sector.

Ed has led the diversity and inclusion agenda within BP, most notably driving the development of the Modern Muse platform, a web/mobile platform that promotes the take up of STEM subjects in schools and careers for young women. The platform was delivered in conjunction with everywoman, the founders of the Modern Muse charity and was launched at the House of Commons in March 2017. 

In 2017, Ed was recognised as a Management Today 'Agent of Change’ (the top 30 men tackling gender inequality in the workplace) and he sits on the Advisory Board of both everywoman and ‘The Better Balanced Business Forum’.

Find out more about why Ed is championing girls in STEM.