Ed Humpherson was appointed as Director General for Regulation at the National Statistics Authority in October 2013 and took up post in January 2014. Prior to joining the Authority, Ed was a Board Member and Executive Leader for Economic Affairs at the National Audit Office. Ed oversaw the NAO’s response to the recent financial crisis through building capability in capital markets and financial services work. He also coordinated the NAO’s programme of work on the administration of the tax system and the welfare system; led the NAO’s work on public private partnerships and major infrastructure developments, including in transport and energy; and oversaw the development of the NAO’s audit of the Whole of Government Accounts. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh where he obtained a first-class MA honours degree in Politics and Economic History. Ed is a Chartered Accountant and is married and has three children.