Dr. Edward Ziff OBE

Chairman & Chief Executive

Edward Ziff joined the Company in 1981 before being appointed to the Board in 1985, becoming Managing Director in 1993, Chief Executive in 2001 and succeeded his Father and Founder of the Company as Chairman in 2004.

Edward is a life-long supporter of Leeds the city and plays an active role in the community. A passionate family man, Edward brings a strong pastoral care aspect to the business, encouraging individual leadership and an active role in the community through local charities.

He is a governor of the Grammar School at Leeds is also Chair and Trustee of the Leeds Teaching Hospital Charitable Foundation. In 2013 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by Leeds Metropolitan University. Edward was until recently the president of the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board and has recently stood down from the board of directors for the Leeds Apprenticeship Training Agency.