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.

Clara Widdison

Clara is the mission manager for the healthy life mission.

Prior to joining Nesta, Clara spent eight years building fairer food environments in retail, community and home settings, with families and communities experiencing deprivation.

She played a key role in the design and implementation of innovative new models of food distribution in the UK, including social supermarkets, holiday provision and family recipe boxes.

Clara was named one of the Worlds Top 100 Changemakers by The Big Issue in 2020, and is a Churchill Fellow. She is also a trustee at the KFC Foundation.

Clara has an MSc in food policy from the Centre for Food Policy, University of London, and is an accredited service design professional.