Ed Williams

Head of Committee & Member Services


Biography

Ed is a Shropshire Lad who, when the Welsh Rugby Union scouts failed to spot his obvious potential, went to University in Manchester (fluking a first class degree in Politics) and ended up, by complete accident, in a local government committee services department in the West Midlands. Ed then went to Surrey County Council and started work for the GLA in 2000.

Ed has been the Authority’s Monitoring Officer since 2011, and became Head of Committee & Member Services in 2007, being responsible for the teams that provide clerking services to mayoral boards (including IPB, the LEP, the Housing Investment Group, Homes for London and London Land Commission), the London Assembly and its committees, Transport for London, the London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority, the London Legacy Development Corporation and the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation.

Ed also has senior management responsibility for the Member Services teams who support the Assembly’s Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Green party groups. He has also recently been appointed as the Monitoring Officer for the London Pension Fund Authority.

Ed lives in Stoke Newington with his wife, three children, 2 cats and 4 fish. He supports Arsenal, Shrewsbury Town, Portland Timbers, Oakland A’s and, of course, Wales.