Ed Westhead


Ed joined UKGI in June 2015 as an Executive Director and led preparations for the first ICR student loan sale for two years. His current focus is on projects with the Department of Health & Social Care as well as advising BEIS on the aerospace sector. He is currently a non-executive board member of HM Land Registry and previously was a non-executive board member of Companies House. Prior to joining ShEx, Ed spent thirteen years in corporate finance with Macquarie in Sydney and London, advising on M&A, capital raising and private equity investment, primarily in the financial institutions sector. Before Macquarie, Ed worked for BAE Systems, initially as an engineer with BAE Airbus and then in corporate development / M&A roles at the corporate head office and for BAE’s Australian operations.