Ed Marsden



Ed Marsden 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 founder with an active role in leading complex consultancy and investigations. Ed advised the Jersey government about the inquiry into historical child abuse. He worked with Kate Lampard to provide independent oversight of the 40 or so investigations carried out by the NHS into allegations about Jimmy Savile. He and Kate wrote a lessons learnt report for the Secretary of State for Health arising from the publication of the Savile investigations. He was appointed by the global board of G4S PLC to investigate the concerns raised by BBC Panorama in their programme about Brook House immigration removal centre at Gatwick airport.  Recent work has included leading a review of patient safety at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, and investigating the work-related death of an NHS manager.   Ed gave expert evidence to the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA).

He has been an associate of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit where he carried out three assignments on immigration.

He is the founder of a new healthcare tech company called Eva (www.evaapplications.com).

Ed is married and lives in London.  He has two grown-up children.


If you would like to learn more about Verita Consultancy Ltd, then please contact Ed Marsden on 020 7494 5670 or [email protected].

Verita Consultancy Ltd

Verita is an independent management consultancy providing expert advice to regulated organisations in the UK. All our work is aimed at helping organisations and their employees to perform more effectively. This may be by providing insight into an adverse event, helping improve organisational systems or equipping a team with knowledge or skills.

Our management consultancy service supports clients with their strategic transformation agendas to become better, fairer and safer service providers. We are also renowned for our independent investigations and reviews, boasting an impressive track record of getting to the bottom of complex workplace issues.

At Verita, our approach is always thorough and focused on improvement. We believe that honest appraisal is the best way to help organisations to deliver safer care, fairer outcomes and better services.