What I do
Chris Norris is a Programme Manager in the Innovation Lab working on social action and citizen engagement in public services.
Before joining Nesta in September 2013, Chris was a project manager at Lambeth Council working in economic development. In this role he worked on the successful regeneration of Brixton Village market and managed a support programme for local social enterprises.
Chris started his career in local government as a participant in the sector’s National Graduate Development Programme, working at Reading Borough Council in a range of service areas including education, neighbourhood regeneration and adult social care.
Chris holds a BA (Hons) in Industrial Economics and an MA in Corporate Social Responsibility from the University of Nottingham, and a postgraduate diploma in Local Government Management from Warwick University. Outside of work, he is active in local politics and is a trustee of the Friends of Ruskin Park.