Ed Barker

Ed Barker is Head of Intellectual Property & Legal Governance at Manchester United Football Club.  Ed oversees the club’s global anti-counterfeiting & brand protection programmes and manages the club’s global trade mark portfolio.  He is also the club’s data protection officer and has responsibility for legal governance and compliance matters.   Ed joined Manchester United in 2016, prior to which he was Head of Legal at Digital Science and before that spent over a decade in private practice at Bird & Bird and Baker McKenzie.