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.

Leo is an Investment Manager in Nesta’s Impact Investment Team. He works on transactions across Nesta’s impact missions with a focus on A Sustainable Future.

Prior to joining Nesta in 2019, Leo worked with PwC, CDC Group and the Department for International Development to help to grow the impact investing market in Africa and South Asia through market building projects and investment vehicles. He has hands-on experience of working in a mission-driven startup business as well as consultancy for financial institutions.

Leo is a Board Observer for Nesta investments GetMyFirstJob and BibliU. He is a Trustee of the Intelligent Foundation set up to support the more efficient delivery of donations to charitable causes and is involved with several other organisations including Shaper Impact Capital, as a fellow of On Deck, Terra.Do and a NextGen Ambassador for Human Rights Watch. He is an active musician (producer, rapper/singer, violinist) and has previously performed with groups such as the Roundhouse Music Collective and Clean Bandit.