Olivia Chapman is a Senior Programme Manager at Nesta.
Olivia leads a number of projects addressing jobs and skills challenges by building international, multi-sector partnerships. The labour market has been knocked by major shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic, automation and the climate crisis. Olivia’s projects are building actionable evidence that aims to reduce social inequality and long-term job insecurity.
These include FutureFit, a major training and research programme, supported by Google.org and in partnership with Europe’s largest unions, leading researchers, employers and adult learning experts, that is upskilling 1,000 workers and Digital Frontrunners, an active future of work network for over 300 senior policymakers.
Working in collaboration with the Sustainable Future mission at Nesta, Olivia is also developing new projects that support the UK’s decarbonisation agenda, focusing on what is required to prepare the UK workforce with green skills and jobs for the transition to a net-zero economy.