Chief Operating Officer, Common Purpose Student Experiences

Ed Herman

Ed joined Common Purpose as a Senior Co-ordinator in December 2003. Since then he has acquired in-depth knowledge of Common Purpose across a number of disciplines. Ed was responsible for the development of Common Purpose's first modular leadership course (Meridian) and international events (Quests).

Ed has held different senior roles at Common Purpose including Marketing Director, Project Development Director and Operations Director. Responsibilities have included local and international projects, governance, people development strategy, marketing strategy and implementation, internal and external communications, PR, alumni strategy and reputation management. Ed has also led teams delivering programmes in cities across the UK.

As COO of Common Purpose Student Experiences, Ed leads our team based in London, Bangalore and Singapore working with University students globally, including those from Harvard, Chicago, Oxford, National University of Singapore, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and University of Hong Kong.

After more than a decade, experiencing the unique atmosphere of a Common Purpose programme – wherever it’s taking place – still excites him.

Ed is a member of the Board of National Officers (Trustees) of Liberal Judaism. He lives in London with his wife and two kids, all of whom would say he spends too much time (and money) on an institution known as Arsenal Football Club.