After Cambridge University, where he read Land Economy, Edward joined Cazenove and Co. becoming a partner in 1993. His career at Cazenove involved much overseas travel including a two year spell living in New York. More recently he has worked as a Director of the fund management arm of the firm with responsibility for developing business with charities. Aside from his City connections, he is involved with a number of charities, particularly in the heritage and arts world. This includes chairmanship of the Cazenove Charitable Trust and the Heritage Conservation Trust. He is also a Governor of Burghley House Preservation Trust and is on the Council of Tate Britain. He recently stood down from the Samuel Courtauld Trust having been a trustee for 12 years. He is a trustee, and chairman of the finance committee, of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. He is also a Vice President of the National Churches Trust and a past President of the Historic Houses Association. For many years he was involved with Save the Children Fund and in 2009 he was awarded the ‘Save the Children Outstanding Contribution to Children’ award. In 2013 he was appointed chairman of the Acceptance in Lieu Panel which, amongst other things, advises the Government on which works of art are accepted for the nation either as a gift or in lieu of tax. Over the past decade this Panel has enabled works of art worth over £ 250 million to be distributed to museums and galleries around the United Kingdom. In Herefordshire he has been involved with the Cathedral for many years. He is currently deputy chairman of the Dean and Chapter Finance Committee and a trustee of the Mappa Mundi Trust. He is president of the friends of the Herefordshire Record Office, a vice president of the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and a patron of the Victoria County History for Herefordshire. Edward and Victoria live at Brampton Bryan Hall with their four daughters, Brilliana, Mimo, Alice and Cressida.
The Declaration of Edward Mortimer Harley as High Sheriff of Herefordshire took place at The Shirehall on the evening of Thursday 9th April, 2015 in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant and a distinguished group of Church, Judicial and Civic Dignitaries. The new High Sheriff swore allegiance to the Crown and undertook to support the […]
The High Sheriff and his wife attended the Lecture in Hereford Cathedral given by Professor Nigel Saul, Professor of Medieval History at Royal Holloway University London. A virtuoso talk which particularly focused on the Magna Carta’s impact upon English History.
The High Sheriff was taken on a tour around the Cider Museum by Dr. David Marshall, Chairman of Friends of Herefordshire Museums and Arts, and of the Cider Museum.
The High Sheriff attended the launch of the new book on the Mappa Mundi written by Sarah Arrowsmith, Hereford Cathedral’s Education Officer, she has produced a fascinating book, which contains much new material, not least a convincing argument that the map was made in Hereford.
The High Sheriff and his wife had lunch with Bill Jackson and his partner Gillian. Bill is High Sheriff in Nomination for 2016/17.
The High Sheriff and his wife attended the Civic Service of Thanksgiving for the Mayoral year of The Right Worshipful Mayor of Hereford, Councillor, Len Tawn. An uplifting service at St Peter’s which included the Mayor’s reflections upon his year, presentations by his two chosen charities (SSAFA and Retail Trust) and superb singing from St […]
The High Sheriff and his wife attended the Hergest Croft Flower Fair and Auction in aid of St Michael’s Hospice. The Banks family generously opened the famous Hergest Croft Garden which gave great pleasure to many and raised a significant sum for St Michael’s Hospice.
The High Sheriff and his wife attended the Herefordshire Poppy Day Awards at The Hereford and Ludlow College. Awards were presented by the Lord Lieutenant to individuals and groups who have given exceptional service to The Poppy Day Appeal. The amount raised by Herefordshire per capita (i.e. average donation per head of population in the […]
The High Sheriff and his wife attended the General Election count in the Hereford Leisure Centre. In his role as returning Officer, the High Sheriff declared the results for the North Herefordshire and Hereford and South Herefordshire constituencies at c. 4.30am.
The High Sheriff had a meeting with Karen Usher, Trustee and Co Project Leader of the Herefordshire Tertiary Education Trust. The New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMITE), as the University will be called in its early days, is due to open in Hereford in 2017/18. This is a project that will have a huge […]