Ed Owen


Ed Owen joined HMCTS following six months as communications adviser to the Medicines Discovery Catapult, and he was chief executive of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust for four years until October 2016.

Earlier in his career, the former local newspaper journalist ran two communications agencies, Apex Communications and Maitland Political, between 2006 and 2012. He also served as a special advisor to Jack Straw, first at the Home Office and then at the Foreign Office, following the Labour victory in 1997 until 2005.

Previous roles in government

  • Director of Communications