Ed Vaizey, MP


Ed was Culture and Digital Minister from 2010 to 2016, the longest-serving minister in that role. He was appointed a privy councillor in 2016.

As digital minister, Ed was responsible for the roll-out of the UK rural broadband programme, the introduction of 4G, and tax credits for film, TV, animation and video games, which helped the creative industries become the fastest-growing part of the economy. He also played a key role in attracting inward investment to the UK. Ed is an adviser to LionTree in New York, a global M&A advisory firm; International Management Group on e-sports; and Digital Theatre.