Edgar Jardine is a former Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency and has served at senior level in the Office of the First Minister and Deputy first Minister and in the former Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, and as Interim Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Policing Board. He was awarded the CB in 2012 for public service. Since retirement from the Northern Ireland Civil Service, Edgar has served in a number of non-executive roles. He was a member of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland from 2012 to 2018 and on the Education Authority from 2015-2020. He is currently Chair of the Stranmillis University College Governing Body and Chairs the Department of Finance’s Statistics Advisory Committee.