Ed Humpherson is head of the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR). The overall aim of OSR is to ensure that statistics and data serve the public good. OSR supports the public’s right to have access to high quality statistics that reflect the society we live in, driving quality improvements in data and statistics right across government in the UK. OSR steps in where there are concerns about the use of statistics and data in public debate.
Ed is Vice Chair of The Motability Foundation, and trustee of Pro Bono Economics. He is on the advisory board of the Regulatory Policy Institute, the delivery board of Admin Data Research UK, and the advisory board of the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence.
Prior to joining the Authority, Ed was a Board Member and Executive Leader for Economic Affairs at the National Audit Office, a post he held since July 2009. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh, and is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.