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.

Hassan works in the Strategy Unit, helping Nesta design, deliver and adjust its strategy over the next 10 years.

Before joining Nesta, Hassan worked as a public sector consultant supporting central and local government departments to grapple with some of their most difficult challenges - from housing strategies for London boroughs to crisis response at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. He takes an impact-led approach to problem solving, passionate about the potential of the public and third sectors to make a real difference to people's lives.

Hassan started his career as an English teacher at a secondary school in North London, and holds a BA in History from the University of Warwick. 

Outside of work, he is a keen tennis player and big fan of live music.