Executive Director of Programmes

Vicki Sellick

Team

Innovation Lab

Join Date

October 2012

What I do

Vicki is an Executive Director at Nesta, responsible for the foundation's grant making function.  

She leads the Programmes Team who aim to support and scale innovation for the public good. Much of this is achieved through grant making to support innovators directly, both those protoyping new ideas and those scaling evidenced interventions. Our portfolio of live funds currently totals £20m+, using resources from Nesta's endowment and working closely with co-funding partners like DCMS, Cardiff University, Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, EU, Welsh Givernment and others. We're not limited to grant making though. The Programmes Team also incubate new ideas ourselves, run experiments and trials and convene gatherings to surface the best innovations. 

Biography

Before joining Nesta in 2012, Vicki led the Young Foundation's public sector and international advisory practice, working with governments around the world, Whitehall departments, and more than 50 local authorities and NHS Trusts to design and embed innovations in public sector service delivery. She began her carer supporting regeneration and community initiatives in Sheffield working for both Sheffield City Council and the University of Sheffield. 

Vicki is a trustee of Wevolution in Scotland and an active volunteer in her local community. She regularly speaks in the UK and abroad on the subject of public and social innovation and has a long standing interest in people powered public services. 

This weekend thousands of people gathered in their local public park to celebrate Bonfire Night. I was in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, a four year old on my shoulders, explaining why there was a stuffed dummy on top of the bonfire to the American tourists next to us.
Vicki Sellick
Monday, 4 November 2013
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The House of Lord's Select Committee today declared the UK is "woefully underprepared for an ageing society" and that the NHS will need "radical reform" to cope with the demands of an ageing population in the future. They're not wrong.
Vicki Sellick
Thursday, 14 March 2013
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