What I do
Lydia is a Senior Programme Manager within Nesta's Innovation Lab. She develops and manages a range of practical innovation programmes.
She is currently working on a range of social action funds, that explore how social action can best address some of the UK's largest challenges alongside professional and other skilled service provision.
Before joining Nesta, Lydia was Principal Strategist for the New Zealand Transport Agency. Other roles throughout her career include Internal Auditor for the former airport operator BAA, Private Secretary at the Department for Education and Skills in UK, Manager of the Leaders' Office in a local authority and Senior Policy Analyst in the Schools Funding team at the Ministry of Education in New Zealand.
Lydia is a keen cook, occasional runner, lover of the great outdoors, parent Governor and devoted Mum to her daughter, Oona.
You can follow me on Twitter @LydiaRagoonanan