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.

Andy Regan

Andy works within the Nesta Cymru team as mission manager for a sustainable future.

Since joining Nesta in 2021 he has led a project on retrofit finance in partnership with the Development Bank of Wales, and our collaborative project with Centre for Net Zero on heat pump flexibility.

Andy has a background in energy policy in roles at Ofgem and Citizens Advice - where he co-chaired the Fuel Poverty Coalition Cymru. He joined Nesta from the independent think tank the Institute of Welsh Affairs, where he oversaw their policy and external affairs work. 

Outside work most of his interests revolve around music, including being guitarist in Welsh indie-pop band The School.