Maddy Kavanagh

At Nesta Challenges, Maddy is a Programme Manager for the Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize. She also works on the business development side of Nesta Challenges.

Before joining Nesta Challenges, Maddy worked at The Prince's Trust, starting in Monitoring and Evaluation before working in Programme Development for four years. Here, Maddy developed a range of employability programmes to support young people and NEETs across the UK into employment. During a secondment in Adelaide, Maddy was responsible for the implementation of the Prince’s Trust programme in Australia, working with local employers and partners in Adelaide to develop a programme for unemployed and underemployed young people to be rolled out across Australia.

Outside of work Maddy can usually be found exploring London's food markets, attending gigs or trying out the latest fitness fad.