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Edward Leigh, Independent Non-Executive Director

Edward Leigh was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Europe Arab Bank in April 2012.  He is also a Member of the Board Audit & Risk Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Edward has been an MP since 1983, serving the constituency of Gainsborough.

He has a very strong knowledge of finance and has been an active advisor to Parliament on numerous Financial Management projects. In 2001 he became Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. In 2010, he was appointed Independent Financial Advisor to the Treasury by Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne and is currently Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission, responsible for the National Audit Office budget.  Edward is also the Parliamentary observer on the Financial Reporting Advisory Board and chaired the Committee stage of the Financial Services Bill. He has also been very actively involved as a chairman or member of a number of other Parliamentary committees and groups.

Edward achieved a BA (Hons) in Modern History at Durham University and went on to qualify as a Barrister and Member of the Inner Temple, specialising in Criminal law. He is a qualified Fellow of the Institute of Arbitrators and holds a Diploma in Advanced French.

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