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Thea is a Programme Manager in the Government Innovation team, working on projects concerning city data analytics, digital government, collaborative platforms and digital democracy.

Her current focus is on helping local government and public sector bodies explore and test more innovative methods to address the challenges they face.

Before joining Government Innovation as a Programme Manager, Thea worked as part of Nesta's Inclusive Economy Partnership team - an innovative partnership between government, civil society, the private sector and innovators to tackle some of society's biggest challenges.

Thea began her career in Australia working as a lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons. In 2009, she moved to Victorian State Civil Service and worked in various strategic policy roles across departments, with a focus on social policy reform.

In August 2017, Thea - together with her husband and three children - moved to London. She is currently undertaking a Masters of Public Policy and Administration at the London School of Economics. Her dissertation will focus on the impact that AI is having on how civil servants make decisions.

Thea has held a number of directorships in the arts and not-for-profit sectors and has been on the organising committee of the Nexus Youth Summit (Australia). When she’s not wrangling her children, Thea enjoys reading and is loving exploring London.

You can reach Thea on twitter via @theasnow.