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.

Ashley works as a policy advisor across the missions and the UK 2040 Options team in Nesta in Scotland, ensuring we engage with the Scottish government to meet our goals.

Before Nesta, Ashley worked as a policy officer for the Poverty Alliance, Scotland’s anti-poverty network. She campaigned on issues such as accessible and affordable public transport, building an adequate social security system and tackling fuel poverty.

Before this, she worked as a policy officer for the Scottish Green party in the 2021 Scottish elections.

Outside of work you can find Ashley reading a good book, heading to the gym or cursing the Scottish weather whilst on a hike.