Ed Williams

Edelman UK

Ed Williams leads Edelman’s UK and Ireland business, and is also Vice Chairman, Europe. Before joining the firm in 2011, he oversaw communications for two global media companies: the BBC and Reuters. He advises senior executives on corporate communications and strategy as well as issues and crisis management. As a former TV and print journalist, he still likes to turn his hand to speech and op-ed writing. Ed advised General Wesley Clark during his evidence giving at the Milosevic trial at the Hague and was a consultant speech writer to Gordon Brown. Ed serves on a number of boards, including the Royal College of Art, the Woolf Institute and Crisis Group’s International Advisory Council. Ed is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s AMP course.

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Keynote dialogue

The Global Editors Network is proud to receive Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and recently Wikitribune. He is interested in solving the major issues of the news industry and he has accepted to discuss trust in journalism with Ed Williams, CEO of Edelman UK. Trust in media is at stake, with some claiming that the […]

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