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.

Zara Salih

Zara is the executive assistant to the mission directors, supporting them to deliver on Nesta's missions.

Before Nesta, Zara worked for the joint executive directors of a human rights charity whose mission is to abolish the death penalty worldwide. Before that, she ran her own yoga business for six years internationally in Australia, Morocco and across Europe.

Zara studied Law with French at the University of Birmingham and gained legal, and later, personal assistant experience working in human rights law firms in London.

Outside of work, Zara enjoys spending time being active outdoors, watching live music and planning her next surf holiday!