Ed Balls

Ed Balls

Ed Balls is a broadcaster, presenter, writer, economist and former Member of Parliament. He is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, has been a Professor of Political Economy at King’s College London since 2020, and is the Chairman of Norwich City Football Club.

He was the UK Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2011 to 2015 and served in the UK Cabinet as Secretary for Children, Schools and Family in 2007 for three years.

Ed is available for after-dinner speeches, keynote conference speeches, award presentations and Q&As.

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Ed was terrific! Informed, entertaining, challenging, interesting…He is a brilliant speaker, and we hope to engage him in the future.
The Institute of International Finance 

Ed was fantastic, without doubt one of the best speakers that we have had over the years. He was charming, funny, polite and accommodating. His speech hit exactly the right note, he even managed to bring soft drinks into it. He touched on Strictly and politics. He did a Q&A which went on for ages and had some random questions all of which he answered without hesitation. He posed for lots of photos. Fabulous.

As a TV presenter, he is open, honest, thoughtful and considered, and he genuinely seems to engage with his subject matter.
Saga Magazine

His generous self-deprecation can bring intellectual heft and dry humour to big subjects.
The Times

To be a really good cook you have to be passionate about really good food. Ed is such as person and in this delightfully different book the passion shines through.
Delia Smith

We’re delighted that Ed has agreed to speak at UK Care Week, campaigning for carers and the sector. Having appeared in a BBC Documentary on Care in Crisis, Ed has gained first-hand experience of the sector which coupled with his political background provides a unique perspective on the future of adult social care. We are thrilled to add Ed to the programme for UK Care Week.
Steve Clarke, UK Care Week Group Director

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