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Ed Williams

UK CEO, Edelman, 
Ed Williams, UK CEO, Edelman

Ed Williams joined Edelman, the world's largest independent PR agency in October 2011. He joined the firm from the BBC where he had been Director of Communications since the beginning of 2008 and a member of the BBC’s management board.

At the BBC he led the group communications division and acted as a senior adviser to the Director-General, Mark Thompson. Prior to the BBC, Williams was Group Director of Communications at Reuters working to the CEO, Tom Glocer. He was an adviser to Glocer during the Thomson-Reuters transaction. He spent five years at financial public relations firm, Brunswick, specialising in corporate advisory work and campaigns. He has also worked as a political speechwriter and acted as a pro bono adviser to the International Crisis Group and other NGOs.

Ed started his career in journalism, including five years in network television at GMTV where he was News Editor. He has also worked as a national newspaper reporter. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Programme. 

At Responsible Business Week 2014 Ed will be chairing the session Wanted: Responsible Leadership for a Sustainable Future.