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.

As Group Executive Director of Communications, Ella helps to tell Nesta's story and to engage a wide range of audiences in our work.

Before Nesta, she was Director of Communications for the Institute for Public Policy Research, a progressive policy think tank. She worked to achieve impact and influence for ideas across a wide range of policy areas including the economy, skills, transport, democracy, the environment, education, energy and migration.

Prior to that, she worked in a range of roles across the not-for-profit sector, including nearly 10 years at Arts Council England, where she was Director of Marketing and Digital Communications.

Outside of work, you'll find Ella chasing her three small children around a local park, going to the theatre or with her nose in a good book. She is also a trustee of First Story, a creative writing charity for young people and also for The Breck Foundation, which campaigns for a "safer internet for all children and young people".