About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Nesta Trust exists to support Nesta (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) in the achievement of its charitable objects.

Originally funded from a National Lottery endowment, Nesta Trust was established on 1st April 2012 when Nesta became an independent charity. The legal documents governing the Trust are its Articles of Association and the Trust Deed and these are available on request.

The Trust is guided by various Investment Principles but its primary objective is to fund Nesta’s activities. It does so by investing sustainably, aiming to generate a return that meets Nesta’s spending requirements. The asset allocation strategy is the key mechanism to achieving this goal.

The team

Ed Richards

Ed is Chair of TIC and is a trustee of Nesta

Sarah Hunter

Sarah is a trustee of Nesta and a member of TIC

Richard Lloyd Owen

Richard is a trustee of Nesta

Sally Bridgeland

Sally is an independent member of TIC

Jenny Segal

Jenny is the Trust Chief Investment Officer

James Sinclair Taylor

James is Governance Adviser to the Nesta Trust

Nesta Trust, 58 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DS. A charity registered in England and Wales with no. 1144683.