Ed Straw is a writer and public speaker on government and politics. He has a different take on its problems and a unique solution.
Ed was a consultant and partner with PWC (1982 – 2008), Global and UK Boards Director, European Head of Media and Director of Quality. It’s been said he has an unrivalled Insiders/Outsiders experience of government.
He became a leading consultant to governments under Mrs Thatcher and Tony Blair, advising on public sector reform. As an expert on the design of organisations, he sat on the devolved Scottish Executive’s ‘Efficient Government’ Expert Panel.
As a Labour Party moderniser, Ed was in charge of the organisational review for the party’s then leader John Smith. Much of this advice was accepted and contributed to the electoral and early policy success of New Labour, where Ed was a government adviser on family policy and a range of briefs including the Olympics bid.
Ed has had parallel careers as the Chair and Trustee of the think tank Demos and relationship charity Relate, and was the Co-founder National Family and Parenting Institute. His long professional career has resulted in many insights on the modern history of politics, government and economics.