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.

Rachel works in the Arts & Culture Finance team as an investment manager of the Arts & Culture Impact Fund.

The Arts & Culture Impact Fund is a c£20 million fund offering loans between £150,000 and £1 million to help social enterprises in the arts, cultural and heritage sectors innovate and grow.

Before joining Nesta, Rachel spent a decade working as an investment manager in the city before moving into the creative industries where she worked in film development, fintech and jewellery ventures.

Rachel holds an MA (Cantab) in History and is completing a Masters in Cultural Leadership at the Royal Academy of Arts and Maastricht University. In her spare time, she enjoys being a trustee of a student debating society and making the most of London’s theatres, galleries and museums.