Canon Dr Edmund Newell

Chief Executive


Edmund Newell has been Principal and Chief Executive of Cumberland Lodge since 2013. An economic historian with a special interest in environmental issues, and priest in the Church of England, he was previously a Research Fellow at Nuffield College in Oxford, Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral in London, where he was the founding Director of the St Paul’s Institute, and Sub-Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.

Ed is a regular contributor to Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2. His publications include the co-authored books, Ethics in Investment Banking (with John Reynolds); What Can One Person Do? (with Sabina Alkire), a theological reflection on the Millennium Development Goals; and The Sacramental Sea: A Spiritual Voyage through Christian History, published in 2019. Ed is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Arts.