Eliza works with economists and data scientists to analyse and develop policies for the creative economy, and then with policy-makers to see them enacted.

Prior to joining Nesta, Eliza was part of the founding team of the Creative Industries Federation, a membership body for the creative industries. She worked across a number of policy areas including trade, funding, skills and immigration.

Before this, Eliza worked at and lived on the grounds of Waddesdon Manor, helping to research and curate an exhibition of Roubiliac sculptures in partnership with Yale University. She fell in love with creative industries policy when complaining about the state of funding in articles she wrote as a freelance arts journalist. She has a degree in History of Art from Oxford University.

Eliza’s proudest moment over the last year was finally being published in Wooster Sauce, the P.G Wodehouse fan magazine. Alongside Wodehouse, she enjoys listening to podcasts, Robert Rauschenberg paintings and going to see drag queen performances.