Ed has a clinical background in general and psychiatric nursing and NHS management. He has worked for the National Audit Office, the Department of Health and the West Kent Health Authority where he was director of performance management. He combines his responsibilities as Verita’s managing director with an active role in leading complex consultancy. He worked with Kate Lampard on a lessons learnt report for the Secretary of State for Health arising from the publication of the Jimmy Savile investigations. The Serco board invited Kate and Ed to conduct an independent investigation into concerns raised about Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre. He has advised the Jersey government about the inquiry into historical child abuse. Ed is an associate of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit where he has carried out three assignments on immigration.