About Us


Publication: 2013-02-11



Name:Owen Ambur




We are a charity registered in England and Wales with charity no. 1144091 and in Scotland with no. SC042833. Our full company name is "Nesta Operating Company".


  • Nesta Board of TrusteesNesta is governed by an independent Board of Trustees, who meet quarterly and are usually appointed for a period of two years. The Board is responsible for strategic direction, policies and procedures.

  • Sir John ChisholmChairman

  • Madeleine AtkinsMadeleine Atkins is Vice-Chancellor of Coventry University.

  • Dame Julie Mellor, DBEJulie led pwc's health consulting practice in London and is currently the Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman

  • Sir John GieveSir John Gieve is the Chairman of VocaLink

  • Dr Michelle HarrisonMichelle Harrison is the CEO of TNS BMRB

  • Jitesh GadhiaJitesh is a Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group

  • Kersten EnglandKersten is Chief Executive of City of York Council

  • John SheldrickJohn is a non-executive director of GKN plc and on the boards of Catalyst Housing Group and The Abbeyfield Society.

  • Kim ShillinglawKim Shillinglaw is the BBC's Commissioning Editor for Science and Natural History, and Head of 3D

  • Nick StarrNick Starr is Executive Director of the National Theatre

  • Rob WoodwardRob Woodward is CEO of STV Group plc.

  • Nesta Senior Management TeamOperational strategy is co-ordinated by our Senior Management Team, led by Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Mulgan.

  • Sir John ChisholmChairman

  • Geoff MulganChief Executive Officer

  • Stian WestlakeExecutive Director of Policy and Research

  • Catherine BithellExecutive Director of Communications (currently on maternity leave)

  • Simon MorrisonInterim Executive Director of Communications

  • Matt MeadChief Investment and Financial Officer

  • Philip ColliganExecutive Director - The Public Services Lab

  • Nesta PartnersNesta doesn't work alone. We rely on the strength of the partnerships we form with other innovators, community organisations, educators and investors too.

  • Innovators

  • Community Organisations

  • Educators

  • Investors