Director of Government Innovation
John worked in our Innovation Lab, leading our work on government innovation.
Before Nesta, John was Director at Fingleton Associates, a strategy consultancy specialising in competition, regulation and market entry. He led their work advising Government and public bodies.
During this period he was also an Associate at the Open Data Institute. Prior to that, John spent three years working as a senior policy advisor in the UK Prime Minister’s Office at 10 Downing Street, covering a range of economic policy areas. His principal focus was on designing reforms to encourage new business formation, investment in innovation, disruptive market entry and better use of public and personal data.
John previously worked in a number of roles at the Office of Fair Trading. He has degrees from the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics.
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