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.

At Challenge Works, Karmel is part of the Rapid Recovery team and leads on the innovator journey, programme delivery and communications.

Previously at Nesta, she was part of the Future News Fund team – encouraging innovation in public interest news and also as part of the Rocket Fund team, taking an internal startup to scale, attracting investors and facilitating a spin-out.

Karmel loves programmes, projects and ideas which have humans at their heart and has spent 15 years working in grassroots community-focused organisations around the UK designing and implementing programmes, often with a creative edge. She’s dabbled in festival coordination and knows her way around a comms strategy.

You can connect with Karmel on LinkedIn.