Ed is the Head of Engagement & Communications at Medicines Discovery Catapult. Prior to this, Ed was Chief Executive of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, one of the UK’s leading medical research charities. Under his leadership, the Trust implemented a new research strategy and established plans for a national clinical trials platform in cystic fibrosis. Ed now leads work at the Catapult to ensure medical research charities play a greater role in future drug discovery and development in the UK. Between 1997 and 2005 Ed was a government adviser in the Home Office and Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Outside of work Ed’s interests are politics, travel and Manchester City!