Edward Wray

Co-founder, Betfair

Edward Wray co-founded Betfair in 1999 and was its first Chief Executive until 2003, when he moved to Australia to set up the company’s joint venture.

Betfair floated on the London Stock Exchange in October 2010, valued at £1.4 billion. It is one of the world’s largest online sports betting operators, processing more than 5 million transactions a day.

Prior to setting up Betfair, Edward spent 8 years at J.P. Morgan & Co. as a Vice President in the debt capital markets & derivatives area.
Edward stepped down from his role as Chairman of Betfair in 2012, and currently holds Directorships at Funding Circle, LMAX Limited and Property Partner, and is a Trustee of Nesta. He is an active Angel investor.

He graduated from the University of Oxford with an MA in Engineering, Economics and Management and has twice been named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.