Eddie was the first Teacher Governor of Tonypandy Grammar School 1973-1985 when having been Head of Physics he became Deputy Headteacher of Tonypandy Comprehensive School until his retirement in 1999. He then became Chair of Governors in 2000 of the school that became Tonypandy Community College, and continued in that role until 2018. Eddie then became Chair of Governors of Ysgol Nantgwyn.
Eddie has had 4 children and 2 grandchildren study at either Tonypandy Comprehensive School or Tonypandy Community College. Besides his interest in the education of children, Eddie enjoys gardening, DIY and christian activities.