Inclusive Economy Lead, Innovation Programmes
Kate is responsible for managing Nesta's work on the inclusive economy. Her team run the Inclusive Economy Partnership which is an innovative partnership between government, civil society, the private sector and innovators to tackle some of society's biggest challenges.
Prior to joining Nesta, Kate founded Thrive, a business and development consultancy which specialised in impact investment and building social enterprise in Sub-Saharan Africa. She also helped set up a co-working space for innovators and entrepreneurs in Blantyre, Malawi.
Kate has spent the majority of her career at the intersection of business and civil society including working to support Pacific entrepreneurs grow their businesses and managing a large-scale renewable energy programme across the Pacific. She has also worked for New Zealand's largest property company and has run large-scale political campaigns.
Kate is a proud Kiwi and holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management (UK) and an MA from the University of Auckland (NZ). In her spare time, Kate supports African entrepreneurs and female candidates to run for office and recently completed her first 10km 'wild swim' in the Thames.