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.

Nancy Wilkinson

Nancy leads Nesta's work on technology and education, overseeing a partnership with the Department for Education to help schools make more effective use of technology.

Nancy previously worked at the Wellcome Trust as a policy advisor leading on education policy aiming to improve science education in the UK. She also worked as a specialist at the House of Commons Education Select Committee, working on inquiries including recruitment and retention of teachers and primary assessment.

She is vice-chair of a school governing body at a primary school in Tower Hamlets.