Head of International Development and Communities
Constance leads on an International Development portfolio and a range of relationships and socially focused prizes across the UK and Europe for the Centre for Challenge Prizes, a hub which aims to bring together expertise and insight on challenge prizes to help build understanding of how these prizes can play an effective and strategic role in the stimulation and support of innovation.
Constance has over 20 years-experience in the voluntary sector developing national programmes which engage communities in addressing the issues that affect them. The largest of which was a £50million Cabinet Office match fund programme delivered at vinspired which generated an additional £50million from the private sector for the benefit of youth volunteering activities.
Prior to Nesta, Constance worked at the Greater London Authority, delivering Team London - a pan-London volunteering programme, which included London 2012 Ambassadors. Team London was the first iteration of the Cities of Service model (crafted by New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg), to be undertaken outside of the US.
In 2012 Constance was appointed a Trustee of Youth Music - a leading UK charity using music to transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.
Constance also runs a micro business designing and making clothing and jewellery with African textiles.
Constance holds a BA (Hons) in Drama and Theatre Studies and an MA in Video Production, both from Middlesex University.