Ed Westhead


Ed Westhead is currently a Non-executive Board Member of HM Land Registry. He was previously a Non-executive Board Member of Companies House.

Ed is an Executive Director at UK Government Investments (UKGI), the Government’s centre of excellence in corporate finance and corporate governance. Alongside his work with HM Land Registry, he has been advising the Department of Health & Social Care on its introduction of the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice, the Department for Education on the sale of student loans and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on the aerospace sector.

Prior to joining the Shareholder Executive (now UKGI) in 2015, Ed spent 13 years in corporate finance with Macquarie in Sydney and London, advising on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and private equity investment, primarily in the financial services sector. Before Macquarie, Ed worked for BAE Systems, initially as an aeronautical engineer with BAE Airbus in Bristol and then in corporate development/mergers and acquisitions roles at the corporate head office and for BAE’s Australian operations.

Previous roles in government

  • Non-executive Board Member
  • Member of Main Board, Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee