Ed Williams

Executive Director of the Assembly Secretariat

  • overseeing the provision of support to the 25 Members of the London Assembly and meetings of the Assembly and its committees.
  • The Assembly holds the Mayor to account and investigates matters of interest to Londoners


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.

Prior to his promotion to Executive Director of the Assembly Secretariat in 2017, Ed was Head of Committee & Member Services, responsible for the teams that provide clerking services to mayoral boards (including CIB, the LEAP, 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.

Since 2011, Ed has been the Authority’s Monitoring Officer.

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.