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.

Katie is an investment associate for the Arts & Culture Finance team.

Katie is passionate about helping purpose-driven organisations to grow their financial resilience and impact. She has spent much of her career in the arts & culture sector, working in fundraising roles for organisations such as Battersea Arts Centre, the London Jazz Festival and the October Gallery amongst others.

Before joining, Katie worked for UnLtd, providing funding and coaching to early-stage social entrepreneurs across the UK. In 2023 she completed an MSc in Philanthropy, Grant-making and Social Investment from Bayes Business School. She also holds an undergraduate degree in European Social & Political Studies from University College London.

Outside of work, she enjoys making the most of London's cultural scene, singing in a choir and going hiking in remote places.