Edward Benthall

Edward Benthall has been involved with CIC since its inception.

He was Chairman of Cambridge Enterprise Ltd, the University of Cambridge’s commercialisation arm, between 2010 and 2014. Before that he was Chairman of the Campaign Council for the University’s 800th Anniversary Campaign.

Until April 2012, Edward was a Partner of Charterhouse Capital Partners, a leading UK private equity firm. He was a member of the investment team of Charterhouse from 1991 to 2009. During his tenure, Charterhouse raised six funds totalling around €13 billion. In this period Charterhouse realised over 40 investments (made in the same period) achieving a gross internal return rate in excess of 40%.

Edward is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge.

Edward is the Chair of the Eden Trust, the charity that owns the Eden Project.