Edward Harley

Edward Harley

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.

Leominster History Society members seated for talk by High Sheriff

Leominster History Society Visit

The High Sheriff and his wife welcomed 55 members of the Leominster History Society to Brampton Bryan Hall for a talk and tour. Owing to the generosity of the group a substantial sum was raised for the Herefordshire Community Foundation.

Orienteers at Brampton Bryan

Over 700 Orienteers spent the day in Brampton Bryan Park on a day organised by the Harlequins Orienteering Club.

The Elmley Foundation 20th Anniversary

The High Sheriff and his wife attended a party at the Hay Festival, hosted by John de la Cour, to celebrate the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary. The Elmley Foundation promotes appreciation, knowledge and study of the arts in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. It has given out grants of circa £5 million over the past 20 years, within […]

WEA visit to Brampton Bryan

The High Sheriff welcomed a group from the Worker’s Educational Association (WEA) to Brampton Bryan for a tour of the Castle. The WEA is a charity that is the UK’s largest voluntary provider of adult education. The group was led by the notable Herefordshire historian, David Whitehead

Meeting with David Sheppard

The High Sheriff held a meeting with David Sheppard, the co-leader of the Hereford University Project (now known as New Model in Technology & Engineering – NMITE). Those wishing to support should visit:http://nmite.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/HTET_Founders-leaflet.pdf

Three Counties Agricultural Society Dinner

The High Sheriff and his wife attended the Three Counties Agricultural Society’s annual dinner held on the showground in Malvern, where the Princess Royal was guest of honour. Lord Cobham and Michael Blandford (Chairman of Three Counties Council) welcomed guests and the Princess Royal and Ken Nottage (Chief Executive) both gave speeches thanking, in particular, […]

Walk in the Park

The High Sheriff led a long walk around Brampton Bryan Park, this was followed by a sumptuous tea provided by the W.I.; funds raised are destined to Brampton Bryan Church.

High Sheriff’s Lecture

High Sheriff’s Lecture

The High Sheriff and his wife hosted a reception for 240 people in the College Hall prior to a Lecture on ‘The Hereford Magna Carta’. The lecture which was given by Professor Nicholas Vincent, brilliantly explained the context and significance of the Hereford’s Magna Carta. A substantial sum was raised for the Perpetual Trust and […]

Nave Dinner

The High Sheriff and his wife attended the Nave Dinner in Hereford Cathedral. The evening ended with a magnificent display to show off the new lighting system which was accompanied by rousing organ music.

Opening of Exhibition in Bromyard

The High Sheriff was honoured to open the exhibition ‘Bromyard over the Decades’ at the Bromyard and District Local History Society Centre. The Society has its own premises, one of only a handful in the county to do so, and is entirely run by volunteers.