Edwin is from Aberaeron in Ceredigion. He attended Bangor University in 1986 where he graduated with honours in 1989 in Accountancy and Finance. He worked as a Trainee Accountant in Dyfed County Council between 1989 and 1995 attaining the CIPFA qualification in April 1994.
He joined Dyfed Powys Police as the Force Accountant in February 1995 and was promoted to the Head of Financial Management in 2002. In 2005 he was seconded to work from Brecon Police Station at the time of the planned Force Mergers as part of the Wales Central Team and has been heavily involved in the financial aspects of collaboration since this time.
Now living in Johnstown in Carmarthenshire with his wife Lya and 2 Children, Edwin is a keen golfer and enjoys playing five-a-side football as well as being a keen follower of football, Welsh rugby and most sports.