Kate Adams

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At Nesta Challenges, Kate is passionate about the opportunity of technology for social good and how we ensure that human values guide tech rather than the other way around.

She leads and develops key cross-team functions of the Centre, including talent, research and development, events and communications, learning and impact, as well as working on organisational strategy, business development and leading on the management of special projects.

Before joining Nesta, Kate spent eight years at Comic Relief as Chief of Staff, growing new income streams, leading on strategy, leading cross-organisation change projects and managing key relationships including the Board of Trustees and Government.

Before that she had a career in management consultancy in the City, specialising in building effective and engaged workforces for various global, FTSE and third sector organisations. Kate is Chair of the Board of Trustees for national charity Missing People and a Non-Executive Director at the British Paralympic Association.

Kate has two young children and enjoys yoga, swimming and running.

You can follow her on Twitter @kate_e_adams