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.

Esme is a senior policy manager in the UK Options 2040 team.

Prior to Nesta, Esme worked as a civil servant in a range of roles across education, health, disability and justice policy.

During the pandemic, she worked in the Prime Minister’s research and messaging team at No10 and most recently she ran the offices of the Children’s Minister and the Minister for Health and Secondary Care.

Esme holds a BA in French and German from UCL.

Outside of work, she loves to travel and has recently got into hiking.