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Ed is Chief Mathematician at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, part of the Minstry of Defence. In this role Ed leads a range of strategic initiatives across the organisation and works widely across government, academia and industry. 

Outside Dstl Ed is Chair of the Blue Apple Theatre, currently Artist in Residence at the University of Winchester, and is on the Council of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. Ed is also on the Oversight Board of the Church of England's South Central Theological Education Institution. Ed holds Fellowships of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Royal Society of the Arts, and the Royal Aeronautical Society, and holds Chartered Mathematician and Chartered Scientist designations.

Ed’s interests include promoting the arts, humanities and sciences working together to create innovation and prosperity, and is passionate about increasing diversity in STEM, and brings all these interests together in his role as Visiting Professor of Innovation Strategy at Loughborough University and also writes widely on mathematical topics. Ed also develops this theme in his Winchester role as link Governor for the Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies.

Ed is active in the South Downs Gateway Group of churches, just outside Winchester.

Appointed 1 August 2020


  • Foundation Committee
  • Remuneration Committee


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