Ed is Chief Executive of the NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board and has led the Integrated Care System since 2019. He is a Visiting Professor of Integrated Care at the University of Suffolk (2021-2024) and is a founding member of its Integrated Care Academy. In 2023 he was awarded an OBE in The King’s first Birthday Honours List and was appointed as Deputy Lieutenant (DL) for Suffolk.
Ed has worked in the system for over a decade, including leading through the pandemic. He was Chief Executive of the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk, North East Essex and West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), gaining ‘outstanding’ ratings in all three CCGs, before they were closed in 2022. Previously he was Deputy Director of Commissioning and Head of Communications and Engagement at NHS East of England.
Ed supports various regional responsibilities such as chairing the East of England Mental Health Board and commissioning the East of England Ambulance Trust. He also sponsors the Essex Anchor Institutions’ Network and the Care Tech campus being developed at the University of Essex.
He has worked on major national policy by supporting the development of the NHS Constitution (2009) and the Government’s NHS White Paper (2021).
Ed has a published doctorate in English Literature from the University of Cambridge and a first-class degree in History from the University of Sussex.