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Motability appoints Ed Humpherson as New Vice-Chairman

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Ed Humpherson was originally appointed as a Motability Governor in October 2016. In addition to his new role of Vice-Chairman, he is also Chairman of the Scheme Oversight Committee and Vice-Chair of the Nominations Committee.

Alongside his Motability work, Ed Humpherson is the Director General for Regulation at the UK Statistics Authority, an important public role he has held since 2014, ensuring that statistics and data produced by Government meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and value.

During the pandemic Ed been heavily involved in supporting public access to reliable statistics. He has also recently led a review of HMRC data and led the Authority’s report on the exam models used to award grades in the summer of 2020.

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. Ed oversaw the NAO’s response to the financial crisis through building capability in capital markets and financial services work. He also coordinated the NAO’s programme of work on the tax system and the welfare system; and the NAO’s work on public private partnerships and major infrastructure developments, Ed Humpherson was educated at the University of Edinburgh where he obtained a first-class MA honours degree in Politics and Economic History. He is also a Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Ed is married with three children.

Charles Manby MBE, Chairman, said: “I am delighted in the appointment of Ed as Vice-Chairman. Since I became a Governor, I have much admired the constructive manner in which he has steered the Scheme Oversight Committee, and his broader knowledge of the public sector. I look forward to his help and advice in his new role as Vice-Chairman.”

Ed Humpherson, Vice-Chairman said: “Motability is a wonderful organisation that transforms the lives of so many people. I am honoured to be asked to take on the role as Vice-Chairman and further support the invaluable work we undertake.”