Edward Whiting

Director of Trust @ Wellcome Trust

Ed is responsible for working with teams across Wellcome to align Wellcome’s activity with our mission and ensure Wellcome’s impact is greater than the sum of its parts. This includes working with Wellcome’s senior teams to set and communicate our short, medium, and long-term priorities and put resources and plans in place to deliver them. As part of Ed’s role, Ed is also the Executive Leadership Team sponsor of Wellcome’s policy function, strategic partnerships, and mental health priority area.

Before joining Wellcome in September 2016, Ed worked in a number of Whitehall social and financial policy departments, including HM Treasury’s financial stability team during the 2008-09 financial crisis. He was most recently at 10 Downing Street as Deputy Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, leading on public services. Ed was awarded the OBE for public service and services to 10 Downing Street in the June 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.