Steve Edge (Law, 1972)

Seminar Room named in honour of outstanding alumnus

Alumnus Steve Edge (Law, 1972), was recently honoured at a naming ceremony which celebrated the naming of the Steve Edge Seminar Room.

The Steve Edge Seminar Room honours Steve’s commitment and generosity to Exeter, as well as the impact that he has had on the University. Steve is a committed and loyal supporter having volunteered his time and provided financial support to the Department of Law, the Business School and the Medical School at Exeter.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Steve Smith commented on Steve Edge’s contribution to the University: “I’m delighted to be here today to pay tribute to Steve Edge and to recognise the impact that he has had on the University of Exeter.”

“Steve has also been a committed and loyal supporter of the University of Exeter for many years. He has dedicated a considerable amount of time to helping us achieve our objectives.”

After graduating from Exeter in 1972, Steve joined Slaughter and May in 1973 becoming a Partner of the firm in 1982 and subsequently Head of the Tax Department. Considered a leader in international corporate tax affairs, Steve has spoken and advised extensively in Europe and the US on international tax issues.

A member of the Alumni Network Group since its inception in 2006, he became Chair in 2013. Steve’s leadership was instrumental in the University reaching the volunteering target for its largest ever philanthropic campaign – Making the Exceptional Happen – two years ahead of schedule.

He has also held positions on the Making the Exceptional Happen Campaign Board, the Law Advisory Board, and advised the Business School’s Tax Administration Research Centre. Steve was awarded an Honorary Degree in 2012 in recognition of his extraordinary generosity in supporting the Law School by leading on their alumni relations activity.


Date: 5 June 2018

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